Mann Ki Baat conducted its 99th episode, marking the huge success of the progress made by the Indians in various fields. The program conducted by the Prime Minister is the way to connect with the people and to commemorate the century of the program, the 100th program will have an increased participation by the people.
Women Empowerment All The Way
PM Modi talked in depth about the Women Empowerment, pointing out their recent achievements in their respective fields. He mentioned Surekha Yadav, the country’s first locomotive pilot. It was followed by Nagaland’s first female lawmakers. The recent Oscar winners Guneet Monga and Kartiki Gonsalves, who made India proud with The Elephant Whisperer. The Under-19 Indian women’s cricket team made India proud by winning the World Cup and lighting the beacon of victory.
Mr. Modi also praised the ladies of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams active during the earthquake’s aftermath in Turkey and Syria. He also cited the global acclaim India gained for deploying a women-only unit to the UN Peacekeeping Mission.
The Prime Minister also mentioned Group Captain Shalija Dhami, the first woman Indian Air Force officer to be appointed to command a Combat Unit. He praised Captain Shiva Chauhan of the Indian Army – the first woman officer to be posted to Siachen.
The Prime Minister talked about about Amritsar-based couple Sukhbir Singh Sandhu and Supreet Kaur, who had a daughter, Ababat. The child passed away after 39 days of her birth. Her parents made the brave choice of donating her organs to save lives of people. The Prime Minister praised the parents’ decision to donate her organs and save the lives of strangers in need. Similarly, the family of Snehalata Chowdhary donated organs and saved the lives of four people and gave sight to other two.
Recognition of Assamese Valour
The Prime Minister also congratulated the winners of the successful national essay writing competition on Assamese independence warrior Lachit Borphukan. It attracted over 40 lakh submissions in a total of 23 languages. It was yet another illustration of the spirit of “Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat.”
Jammu & Kashmir
The Prime Minister also praised farmers in Jammu and Kashmir for their agricultural progress. The farmers in Srinagar have formed a farmer producer organisation to cultivate and sell lotus stem or nadru. Those in Bhadarwah, Doda district, who have begun cultivating lavender under the government’s aroma mission.
Mr. Modi also addressed the huge Sharada temple’s opening in Kupwara and complimented the people of J&K on this auspicious achievement.
In the process of going clean two societies, one in Pune and another in Daman and Diu that had decided to shift to solar energy.
Mr. Modi also said that events like the Kashi-Tamil Sangamam were showing the ethos of “Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat”. Based on its success, a similar Saurashtra-Tamil Sangamam will be conducted throughout Gujarat from April 17 to April 30.
Mr. Modi stated that for many years, many individuals from Saurashtra had lived in portions of Tamil Nadu. Their families had kept some of their customs alive in their everyday lives and meals. Speaking about a Madurai-based individual, the PM expressed appreciation for efforts to strengthen Saurashtra-Tamil connections.
PM Modi centred his speech on women’s empowerment, praised the spirit of “Sabka Prayas” in solar-powered housing societies. He stated that the Kashi-Tamil Sangamam exemplified the spirit of “Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat”.
Mr. Modi stated that the Mann Ki Baat show was slated to air its 100th episode in the next section and that he was anxiously awaiting public comments on what themes to tackle. The 100th Mann Ki Baat will be another gem to look forward to!