Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Sunday in his monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat programme.
This is the 41st edition of the Mann Ki Baat programme, which is broadcast on All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and also on the Narendra Modi mobile application.
Ahead of his address, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to ask people to share their views, ideas, and suggestions.
Here are the highlights:
11.28am: PM Modi wishes the country ahead of Holi on March 2.
11.26am: PM congratulates people of Elephanta Islands as three villages get electricity for first time after “spending 70 years in darkness”, says it is a new development phase.
11.25am: Ahead of Women’s Day on March 8, Modi recalls the words of Swami Vivekananda, ‘the idea of perfect womanhood is perfect independence”.
The Prime Minister says, “Today, in every sphere of life, it is our duty to ensure the equal participation of women.”
11.22am: Modi says India is moving from women development towards women-led development.
11.20am: “I request you to become a part of the revolution of clean energy and green jobs. Turn waste into wealth in your villages, turn ‘gobar’ into ‘gobar-dhan’”, PM Modi says.
He about ‘GOBAR-Dhan Yojana’ and says it will immensely benefit people living in rural areas. He appreciates the ‘Trash Mahotsav’ in Chhattisgarh.