Narendra Modi talks on Uri attack in Mann Ki Baat episode

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled last week's Uri attack that left 18 soldiers dead and began the episode of Mann Ki Baat today by saying that, "He is proud of the Army which does not speak but acts".

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Pointing at the present unrest in Kashmir, he said the people of Kashmir want normalcy and that farmers there were worried for their crops.

"Recently our 18 bravehearts laid down their lives in Uri. Such a cowardice attack was enough to stir the nation. I am sure that our soldiers would keep foiling such acts in the future," Modi said in his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat' address.

He added, Ärmy doesn't speak but shows valour through its act".

Saying that the people in Kashmir want peace and normalcy to return, Modi said they began recognising anti-state players there. 

"Farmers who had grown fruits were also worried to get their crops to the market," he said.

Stating that administration has taken steps to maintain law and order, Modi also asked local authorities to stay cautious and restrain. "Our resources are their to give a peaceful life to the Kashmiri people," he said.

"Peace, unity and goodwill are the keys to our problems and path to progress," the Prime Minister added.

Narendra Modi also talked about his government's cleanlinesss drive has been a great success in the past two years during which nearly 2.5 crore toiltes were constructed in a bid to make India free of open defecation.

"I started Swachh Bharat campaign two years back on the occasion of Bapu Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary). With the help of this campaign, awareness about cleanliness among 125 crore people of the country has increased," Modi said in his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann ki Baat'.

"We built 2.48 crore toilets in the rural areas in these two years and 1.5 crore more toilets will be constructed in the next year," he said.

The Prime Minister also launched a toll-free 'Swachh' helpline 1969 for the people to know about the progress of the cleanliness drive.

"The number can also be used for requesting work in your area," he said in his 24th episode of the 'Mann ki Baat'.

Modi also appealed to masses to connect with cleanliness campaign and send photos or videos on the 'NarendraModiApp'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended today's episode of Mann Ki Baat by saying that, "Mann Ki Baat is not just a talk for 15 to 20 minutes, it has become an opportunity to change the society."

(With Agency Inputs)

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