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Atmanirbhar Bharat to Make in India, Mann Ki Baat showcased diverse stories: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that 'Mann Ki Baat' in his journey of 100 episodes has showcased stories of talented individuals across diverse fields from promoting Atmanirbhar Bharat to Make in India and Space start-ups.
Addressing the 100th episode of his monthly radio program, the Prime Minister said that there are many talented people in the country who reached the pinnacle of success through hard work and Mann Ki Baat became a medium to bring those people and their products to the forefront. "There are so many talented people in our country who have reached the pinnacle of success through their hard work. Venkat Murali Prasad from Visakhapatnam shared an interesting Atmanirbhar Bharat Chart in 2021. He has compiled a broad list of things used at his home, saying that he plans to ensure he will use as many products made in India. We have discussed many examples from Make in India to Space Start-ups in Mann Ki Baat", the PM said.
He further said, "When Pramod ji of Bettiah set up a small unit to make LED bulbs or Santosh ji of Garhmukteshwar started making mats, 'Mann Ki Baat' became the medium to bring their products in front of everyone."
The Prime Minister also mentioned how Mann Ki Baat acted as a tool for many mass movements to gain momentum. Taking the example of the mission to re-establish traditional toys and toy industry, PM said that every such model has become an agent of change in society.
"There has been another speciality of 'Mann Ki Baat'. Through 'Mann Ki Baat', many mass movements have come into being and gained momentum. For example, the mission to re-establish our toys and our toy industry started with 'Mann Ki Baat'", he said.
PM Modi further added, "The beginning of raising awareness about Indian breed dogs, our native dogs, was also started with 'Mann Ki Baat' only. We had started another campaign that we will not bargain with the poor small-scale shopkeepers, we will not haggle with them. Even when the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign started, 'Mann Ki Baat' played a big role in connecting the countrymen with this resolve. Every such example has become an agent of change in the society."
PM Modi's monthly radio programme which completed its 100th episode today was aired at 11 am live across the country.
The programme, which started on October 3, 2014, has become a key pillar of the government's citizen-outreach programme addressing multiple social groups such as women, youth, and farmers and has spurred community action.
Apart from 22 Indian languages and 29 dialects, Mann Ki Baat is broadcast in 11 foreign languages including French, Chinese, Indonesian, Tibetan, Burmese, Baluchi, Arabic, Pashtu, Persian, Dari and Swahili. Mann Ki Baat is being broadcast by more than 500 broadcast centres of All India Radio.
A study was conducted regarding the impact of Mann Ki Baat on the lives of the people.
The study showed that over 100 crore people have connected to Mann Ki Baat at least once, it speaks directly to people, celebrates grassroots-level changemakers and achievements of people and has influenced people towards positive actions.
The programme was telecast live by Doordarshan in Raj Bhavans across the country. (ANI)

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