Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 11 am in the monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'on Sunday. Meanwhile, several union ministers and parliamentarians fan out in poll-bound Gujarat to interact with people in 'Mann Ki Baat--Chai Ke Saath' programme.
The programme will begin at 11 am on November 26. This would be the 38th episode of Mann Ki Baat. The programme will also be streamed on the You Tube channels of the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and DD News.
Like every month, Modi looked forward to sharing his thoughts on themes and issues that matter to the people for which he extended the invitation, a government statement on MyGov Forum said.
The statement urged people to record their message for Modi either in Hindi or English or give a missed call on 1922 and follow the link received in SMS to directly give their suggestions.
Here are the highlights:
11:30 am: At the end of every year we recall events of the year gone by. Let us begin 2018 with a message of positivity. I urge you to compile about 5 positive things from this year & share with me. With #PositiveIndia, share your positive moments from 2017. This will inspire others
11:24 am: Let the essence of 'Sama' & 'Mama', that is a confluence of collective & the individual, foster a sense of syncretic harmony in our society; let us move forward with each other, together.
11: 23 am: In the coming days 'Eid e Milad un Nabi ' will be celebrated, Prophet Mohammad Sahab was born on this day, I extend my wishes to all countrymen
11:22 am: Our Divyang sisters and brothers are excelling in various fields. We admire their determination.
11:21 am: In the Rabi season of 2016-17, wheat production per acre increased three to four times and their income also increased by four to six thousand rupees per acre. Besides, the soil quality also improved. #PMonAIR #MannKiBaat
11:21 am: We worship mother #Earth but have we ever thought as to how much damage is caused to the health of our mother- Earth because of the usage of fertilizers like Urea? This has been proved by all scientific methods that a serious damage is caused because of an excessive use of urea.
11:21 am: Some enlightened and alert farmers in the village noticed and understood the gravity of the situation, and after that got their soil tested on time and followed the advice about the quantity of fertilizers, micro-nutrients and organic fertilizers to be used.
11:20 am: Farmers here were earlier using chemical fertilizers indiscriminately which deteriorated the soil-health.
11:19 am: Carrying medical services to FIJI, sending urgent relief, or delivering humanitarian aid during crisis to a neighbouring country - our navy has always rendered glorious service.
11:19 am: On 21st November, during an incident of piracy in a merchant vessel in the Western Gulf, our naval ship INS TRIKAND reached there to help them.
11:19 am: #WorldSoilDay is on the 5th of December. I want to tell something to my farmer brothers and sisters. An important component of the Earth is "soil". Important to care for our soil.
11:16 am: The Indian Navy has served our nation with great diligence
11:16 am: India's glorious naval tradition dates back to times of the Chola Empire and the empire of Shivaji Maharaj.
11: 15 am: In June this year when Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh and Myanmar, our naval ship INS SUMITRA rendered a big help in rescue operations; many fishermen were rescued from the sea and handed over to Bangladesh
11:15 am: PM talks about Navy Day and the significance of rivers in our history
11:09 am: India is the land of Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavira, Guru Nanak, Mahatma Gandhi. We believe in non-violence.
11:08 am: Terrorism is a threat to humanity, say Modi
11:07 am: We salute all those brave women and men who lost their lives in the gruesome 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
11:06 am: 26/11 is our Constitution Day but how can nation forget that on this very day nine years ago, terrorists had launched an attack on Mumbai. The country remembers and bows to those brave citizens, policemen, security men and each one who lost their lives then.
11:05 am: 15th December is death anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. Sardar Patel rose from being a farmer's son to be known as the Iron Man of the country, undertaking the extraordinary task of uniting India into one nation.
11:05 am: Our Constitution safeguards the rights of the poor and weaker sections of society. #MannKiBaat
11:05 am: Equality for all and sensitivity towards all is the unique characteristic of our Constitution. It guarantees fundamental rights to each & every citizen, whether underprivileged or oppressed, backward or deprived, a tribal or a woman.
11:04 am: PM @narendramodi speaks on Constitution Day and pays tributes to the makers of our Constitution.
11:02 am: A few days back, students from Karnataka wrote to me. I was very happy to read their letters on a wide range of issues: PM
11:00 am: Times Group Newspaper "Vijaya Karnataka" started new initiative urging children to write letter to PM. I read those & liked the initiative. Even little children are conversant with problems confronting nation.