Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the country through his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat as the coronavirus positive cases transcended the five lakh mark on Friday. PM Narendra Modi will address the nation at 11 am today. On Twitter, PM Narendra Modi said, "Tune in tomorrow at 11 AM! MannKiBaat." Stay with us to catch live news updates on Mann ki Baat radio programme today.
Earlier on June 14, PM Narendra Modi had tweeted ahead of his scheduled Mann ki Baat programme, urging people to send their ideas and inputs for his monthly address.
PM MODI'S MANN KI BAAT LIVE UPDATES
11:30 am: Commendable how migrants have changed things around them: PM
You would be seeing many inspiring stories of migrant labourers. In UP's Barabanki, labourers who returned from outside started working to restore natural form of Kalyani river. While staying in isolation, the way migrant labourers have changed things around them is commendable: PM Modi
11:26 am: Time to work together to make India self-reliant: PM
PM Modi has said that India is unlocking and it is a time to work together to make the country "self-reliant". He said, "India is unlocking, be it in sectors like coal, space, agriculture and more. Time to work together to make India self-reliant and technologically advanced," he said.
11:25 am: India knows how to answer back: PM Modi on Ladakh standoff with China
11:24 am: Being vocal about local is service to nation: Modi
People from all over India are writing, reiterating their support to the movement to make India self-reliant. Being vocal about local is a great service to the nation: PM Modi
11:22 am: PM shares msgs from all over India for Mann ki Baat
PM Modi shared the messages he had received from across the country for his Mann ki Baat programme. He said, "Rajani ji from Assam writes 'After what has happened in East Ladakh, I have not only resolved to buy only local but always be vocal for local'. Similar messages are coming from all parts of the country."
11:17 am: PM Modi on border standoff with China
The world has seen India's commitment to protecting its borders & sovereignty. In Ladakh, a befitting reply has been given to those coveting our territories: PM Modi
Bharat mitrata nibhana jaanta hai, toh, aankh mein aankh dalkar dekhna aur uchit jawab dena bhi janta hai. Hamare veer sainikon ne dikha dia ke vo Maa Bharti ke gaurav par aanch nahi aane denge: PM Modi on #Ladakh clash. #MannKiBaat (File photo) pic.twitter.com/XdY8IbovRP— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2020
11:11 am: India bows to brave martyrs: PM Modi
"The inner sense of pride that families feel on the supreme sacrifice of their brave sonstheir sentiment for the country, constitutes the true power, the might of the country. India bows to our brave martyrs. They have always kept India safe. Their valour will always be remembered," PM Modi said.
India bows to our brave martyrs who lost their lives in Ladakh. Their valour will always be remembered. Families who lost their sons, still want to send their other children to defence forces... their spirit and sacrifice is venerable: PM Modi #MannKiBaat— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2020
11:09 am: India tackling China problem, will emerge stronger: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi has said that India is tackling the neighbour issue and the country will emerge stronger. "In Ladakh, those who challenged us were given an adequate response. Our braves made supreme sacrifice but did not let adversary prevail. We feel the pain of their loss. Their valour is India's strength," PM Modi said.
11:05 am: Don't label 2020 as bad year only: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi began his address to the nation listing down the problems and crisis situation the country faced since the beginning of the year. He, however, urged the countrymen to not label the year 2020 as a bad year just because so many problems -- Cyclone Amphan, Coronavirus, Ladakh standoff, among others -- happened this this year.
"People are commonly talking about one thing- when will 2020 end. They feel it has been a year of many challenges. There could be any number of challenges but our history shows that we've always overcome them. We've emerged stronger after challenges," says PM Modi.
11:00 am: PM Modi begins Mann ki Baat address
10:59 am: Ahead of PM Modi's address to the nation, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the nation would want to know what is actually happening in Ladakh.
He said, "Hon'ble PM of India Sh @narendramodi Ji, countrymen want to know from your voice about what actually is transpiring now in Ladakh region, please address the nation of what is what in Ladakh?"
Hon'ble PM of India Sh @narendramodi Ji, countrymen want to know from your voice about what actually is transpiring now in Ladakh region, please address the nation of what is what in Ladakh?— Adhir Chowdhury (@adhirrcinc) June 28, 2020
10:58 am: PM Modi's address to the nation to begin shortly
"This month's #MannKiBaat will take place on the 28th. Though 2 weeks away, please keep the ideas and inputs coming! It'll enable me to go through maximum number of comments and phone calls. Am sure you'll have much to say, on fighting COVID-19 and topics in addition to that," PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
This month's #MannKiBaat will take place on the 28th.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2020
Though 2 weeks away, please keep the ideas and inputs coming! It'll enable me to go through maximum number of comments and phone calls.
Am sure you'll have much to say, on fighting COVID-19 and topics in addition to that.
PM Narendra Modi also shared on Twitter how people can send their suggestions for the Mann ki Baat radio programme on Sunday (June 28).
He said, "Your ideas have always been the strength of #MannKiBaat, making it a vibrant platform that showcases the strengths of 130 crore Indians! Record your message: Dial 1800-11-7800. Write on: NaMo App. MyGov Open Forum."
Meanwhile, a Maharashtra Congress leader said people should ask PM Narendra Modi to speak about rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country. "The prime minister speaks on many issues in his Mann Ki Baat program. He also asks people to suggest topics," said state Congress secretary Mohan Joshi.
In the last Mann ki Baat programme, PM Narendra Modi, while asserting that the battle with coronavirus is a long one, also said he is doing everything in his capacity to look into the problems of everyone in the nation.
"The road ahead is a long one. We are fighting a pandemic about which little was previously known," he had said.
PM Narendra Modi said that the "pain" experienced by the migrant workers across the country in the time of coronavirus crisis cannot be expressed in words and the government is doing its "best" to support them.