As it happened: Modi's 15th 'Mann ki Baat' address

December 27, 2015 11:05 am | Updated September 23, 2017 12:50 pm IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in the 15th edition of the radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday.

As it happened:

11:24 am: Coming 26th January, let us all make efforts to ensure that statues of great personalities and the surrounding areas are kept clean.

11:23 am: If 125 crore people of the country march dutifully, then they can create history.

11:20 am: We are marking the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambekdar. The debates in Parliament were very rich.

11:19 am: I am feeling proud to inform that this scheme has got a place in Guinness Book of World Records

11:18 am: Subsidy is reaching bank accounts directly under the world’s biggest ‘Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme’.

11:17 am: We started ‘Sugamya Bharat Campaign. Under this, we would improve both, physical and virtual infrastructure, to make it more ‘Divyaang- friendly’.

11:15 am: If there is a deficiency in someone’s body, we call that person as disabled. But the god has endowed that person with some extra ability. Then a thought came to my mind that instead of Viklaang (disabled), why should we not use the word Divyaang for them.

11:13 am: Can you give me ideas for the youth festival? Please share your ideas on the 'Narendra Modi Mobile App'.

11:13 am: I have been told that over 10,000 youth from across the country will participate in the festival.

11:13 am: I have got to know that this year’s theme is ‘Indian Youth of Development, Skills and Harmony’

11:12 am: Since 1995, 12th January, Swami Vivekananda’s birthday, is celebrated as a National Youth Festival. This year it will be held from 12th to 16th January at Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

11:12 am: If a youth innovates something to help reduce his labour, I consider this also as a ‘Start Up’.

11:11 am: On 16th January, the Government is going to launch a complete action plan for ‘Start Up India, Stand Up India’.

11:10 am: Through 'Narendra Modi Mobile App' we can connect with each other. People tell me a lot of positive things happening.

11:09 am: Every citizen can connect with me by downloading Narendra Modi App on his mobile phone.

11:08 am: We all should strive to convey such stories that are useful to maximum number of people.

11:08 am: These stories have not yet reached media adequately but I am sure that they will surely reach such villages.

11:07 am: When we hear about electricity reaching a new village, we also hear stories about happiness of people of that village.

11:06 am: When the world celebrated International Day of Yoga and entire world got associated. Then we got confident about real strength of India.

11:06 am: Common man who couldn’t even think of approaching a bank, is now getting easy loans under MUDRA Scheme.

11:05 am: Malaviya decided that if someone is willing to provide the material, then he won’t charge his labour to construct toilet.

11:03 am: I am pleased to note that we keep on getting news regarding cleanliness drive

11:02 am: I want to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year.

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