Mann ki Baat: Every person is important, says PM on exit of red beacon
This was the 31st episode of the monthly radio programme.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid stress on the need for weeding out the VIP culture that was deep imbedded in people's minds and called for giving importance to all Indians.
In his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat", Modi said it was time for VIP (very important person) to be replaced with EPI (every person important).
"The red beacon had become a symbol of VIP culture which has penetrated deeply into our minds. Removing the red beacon is just part of the system but we need to make conscious efforts to weed out this culture from our minds," Modi said.
"The concept behind the 'New India' is that EPI should replace VIP. EPI means every person is important. We should accept the importance of 125 crore Indians. Then we will have the collective power to fulfil our dreams and aspirations," the Prime Minister said.
Modi also greeted Gujarat and Maharashtra on the eve of their Foundation Day on May 1.
He also told students who are enjoying the vacation said that to play with those poor kids and will experience a new kind of joy, the kind you would have never experienced in your life before. He also said that there are summer camps, for development of different facets of personality
Modi further said that India will launch the South Asia Satellite on May 5th. It is important step by India to enhance co-operation with entire South Asia. I welcome all South Asian countries who joined us.
In the previous edition of Mann Ki Baat, Modi had said the people of the country wanted a 'New India.'