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New Delhi, September 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat. This is the 81st episode of Mann Ki Baat which coincides with PM Modi's three-day visit to the United States, which concluded on Saturday with a speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The programme will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News and mobile app.
The Prime Minister spoke about the importance of World River Day, Namami Gange Mission, urged people to buy Khadi products on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Here are the key takeaways of Mann ki Baat:
September 26 is an important day because it is related to Indian tradition and heritage. Today is World Rivers Day, says PM Modi
On World Rivers Day, I am reminded of the Namami Gange Mission, which is progressing smoothly through people's participation, says PM Modi.
As we celebrate World River Day today, I urge the people across the country to mark a 'river festival' at least once a year: PM Narendra Modi on 'Mann Ki Baat'
In August, a transaction of Rs 350 crore was done digitally through UPI, says PM Modi.
PM Narendra Modi urged the people of the nation to buy Khadi products and mark Bapu's Jayanti with great fervour on October 2.
'Bapu' (Mahatma Gandhi) was a proponent of cleanliness, he made cleanliness a mass movement and associated it with the dream of independence: PM Narendra Modi on Mann Ki Baat
In the western parts of India, especially Gujarat and Rajasthan, there is a scarcity of water and suffer droughts. In Gujarat, at the beginning of the rainy season people celebrate 'Jal-Jilani Ekadashi' it is similar to what we call today 'Catch the Rain': PM Narendra Modi
Naga river in Tamil Nadu had dried up, but due to the initiatives by the rural women, and active public participation the river was brought to life, and to this day there is plenty of water in the river: PM Narendra on 'Mann Ki Baat'
A special 'E-auction' of gifts I received is underway, these days. The proceeds from that will be dedicated to the 'Namami Gange' campaign: PM Narendra Modi on 'Mann Ki Baat'
September is an important month, a month when we celebrate World River Day. A day to remember the contribution of our rivers that selflessly provide us with water...: PM Narendra Modi on 'Mann ki Baat
Earlier, addressing the 80th edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' on August 29, Prime Minister Modi had hailed the efforts of a Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Bihar and Kanjirangal Panchayat in Tamil Nadu for their initiative towards village waste management and self-reliance.