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Mann ki Baat: 'Fit India is a great initiative', says Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his 'Mann ki Baat' with appreciation for the all-women crew of INSV Tarini for circumventing the globe. While addressing the nation, Modi lauded the people who scaled Mount Everent in the recent weeks. Referring to the 'fitness challenge' by Team India skipper Virat Kohli, the PM said he didn't expect such overwhelming response to his 'Fit India' call.

Mann ki Baat: Modi to address the nation at 11 am today

Here are the Highlights:

Newest First Oldest First
11:34 AM, 27 May
PM Modi concludes his speech saying,”My dear countrymen, many thanks to you all. We shall meet once again in another episode of Mann Ki Baat next month.”
11:33 AM, 27 May
I hope that the festival of Eid will further strengthen the bonds of harmony in our society. Heartiest felicitations to all of you
11:33 AM, 27 May
I hope and believe that everyone will celebrate Eid with gaiety & fervor
11:28 AM, 27 May
I congratulate D. Prakash Rao for his hard work, his persistence and for providing a new direction to the lives of those poor children attending his school. His life is inspiration to the whole country
11:28 AM, 27 May
D. Prakash Rao has been a tea vendor in the city of Cuttack for the past five decades
11:28 AM, 27 May
During his Mann Ki Baat programme, Narendra Modi ​congratulated D Prakash Rao, a small tea vendor from Cuttack who runs Asha Ashwaasan school and spends half his income on children living in slums and hut settlements.
11:26 AM, 27 May
Savarkar marched along with both poetry and revolution. Besides being a sensitive poet, he was also a courageous revolutionary
11:26 AM, 27 May
A wonderful account about Savarkarji has been given by our dear honorable Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji. Atal ji had said.
11:24 AM, 27 May
It was Veer Savarkar who boldly expostulated by writing that whatever happened in 1857 was not a revolt but was indeed the First War of Independence
11:24 AM, 27 May
May 1857 was not only evaluated as a minor historical incident but was also an attempt to dent our self-respect
11:24 AM, 27 May
Today is 27th of May, the death anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ji. I render my pranam to Pandit ji. Memories of this month are also linked with Veer Savarkar
11:23 AM, 27 May
I appeal to all the citizens to adopt their legacy of #yoga and create healthy, happy & harmonious nation
11:23 AM, 27 May
The practice of yoga leads to building up of courage, which always protects us like a father
11:23 AM, 27 May
Yoga for unity and a harmonious society conveys a message that has permeated the world over
11:23 AM, 27 May
The news being received these days is that there are preparations afoot in the whole world to celebrate 21st June as International Yoga Day
11:22 AM, 27 May
On this environment day, let all of us give it a good thought as to what can we do to make our planet cleaner and greener ?
11:19 AM, 27 May
Let us all visit the #WorldEnvironmentDay website ‘wed-india 2018’ and try to imbibe and inculcate the many interesting suggestions given there into our everyday life
11:19 AM, 27 May
On 5th of June, our nation will officially host World Environment Day Celebrations
11:14 AM, 27 May
It is a matter of concern, whether these sports & games will fade away to the point of extinction. It will not just be loss of game; it will be the loss of spirit of childhood
11:14 AM, 27 May
Many games also make us aware about our society, environment and other spheres
11:13 AM, 27 May
Games are not just games; they teach us values in life, such as, setting targets, building up determination, developing team spirit & fostering mutual co-operation
11:12 AM, 27 May
I believe this is gainful and this kind of a challenge will inspire us to be fit along with others, as well
11:12 AM, 27 May
For me, it’s heart warming that captain of Indian Cricket team Virat Kohli ji has included me in his challenge and I too have accepted his challenge
11:12 AM, 27 May
People from the film fraternity, Sports, common citizens, members of armed forces, school teachers or even those toiling in fields and farms, their rising notes are building up crescendo ‘#HumFitTohIndiaFit
11:10 AM, 27 May
People are sharing videos of Fitness Challenge on Social Media; Everybody is now getting connected with this Fit India Campaign
11:09 AM, 27 May
When I say ‘Fit India’, I believe that the more we play, the more we will inspire the country to come out & play
11:08 AM, 27 May
This deed is commendable indeed; it also displays their commitment towards cleanliness and the environment
11:08 AM, 27 May
Under the ‘Clean Ganga Campaign’, a group from the BSF Scaled the Everest and while returning, removed loads of trash littered there and brought it down:
11:07 AM, 27 May
Ajit Bajaj and his daughter became the first ever father-daughter duo to ascend Everest. And it’s not that only the young are climbing Everest. Sangeeta Bhal, aged more than 50, scaled the Everest
11:07 AM, 27 May
16 year old Shivangi Pathak became the youngest Indian woman to scale Everest from the Nepal side. Heartiest congratulations! Beti Shivangi
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This is the 44th edition of the programme, was broadcast on All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and also on the NaMo App. The programme was also streamed on the You Tube channels of the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and DD News.

Modi had earlier said in a tweet that he would like people to share their ideas and suggestions on the Narendra Modi App and the My Gov Open Forum, and can also dial the toll free number 1800-11-7800 to record their message for the Prime Minister in Hindi or English. People can also give a missed call on the number 1922 and follow the link received in SMS to directly give the suggestions to the Prime Minister.

Akashwani also broadcasted the programme in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast. Regional language versions of the programme will also be repeated at 8 p.m.

In his last Mann ki Baat programme, on April 29, Modi had 'Swachh Bharat Summer Internship' for Youngsters and also had lauded the achievements of Indian athletes at recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2018.

"Our athletes lived up to the expectations of the country and won medal after medal. It was a fantastic performance in 2018 Commonwealth Games," the Prime Minister had said in the 43rd edition of his radio programme. He had also appreciated Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar for his contribution towards the Fit India Movement.

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