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Modi to share his 'Man ki Baat' via radio: PM's new initiative towards a Digital India

By Avinash

PM Modi's programme may be recorded on October 2 and aired by AIR at 11 am on October 3.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's highly anticipated first radio address will be aired on October 3 on All India Radio (AIR) and various other radio networks. The Prime Minister, aims at reaching maximum number of people through his radio programmed titled 'Man ki Baat'.

Here is all you should know about PM's 'Man ki Baat'

  • The programme may be recorded on October 2 and aired by AIR at 11 am on October 3.
  • Through his 50-minute-long speech the prime minister will also wish the nation on occasion of the Dussehra festival.
  • The programme will be broadcast on the entire AIR network while Doordarshan is planning to carry the contents of the programme along with suitable footage.
  • The PM's first outing on radio may dominate the entire broadcasting space as it will also be run by all FM and community radio stations across country.
  • The public service broadcasters are planning to provide the audio feed and visuals free of cost to all private radio channels as well as news channels.
  • AIR will prepare a transcript of PM's address, which is likely to be in Hindi, to be later translated into 24 regional languages and 16 foreign ones.
  • AIR would repeat the telecast in regional languages on its regional channels on the evening of October 3.
  • Indian missions have also been asked to make arrangements so that the PM's speech is heard in countries abroad.
  • As per AIR DG F Sheheryar Prime Minister choosing the public service broadcaster for this unique purpose was a "great encouragement".
  • The programme are expected to be variously dubbed as "Ghar Ghar mein Modi" or "PM jan jan ke saath".
  • Prime Minister is expected to respond to some of the feedback received from people on his website www.mygov.in
  • PM Modi's radio show will be first such programme in the last three decades.
  • Earlier, PM Indira Gandhi, until her assassination in 1984, regularly used AIR to talk to the nation.
  • Experts also feel that PM's clear diction in Hindi makes his voice perfect for a radio programme.
  • Since, radio and FM stations have a far wider reach, than any other mass media in the country, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is already assured of its success.

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