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The contribution of freedom fighters was acknowledged in the 93rd episode of Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat

The contribution of freedom fighters was acknowledged in the 93rd episode of Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat

September 26, 2022

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 93rd edition of the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program on 25th September 2022, was elated to see the flair of enthusiasm and happiness among 130 crore Indians after the arrival of Cheetahs from Namibia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released 8 wild Cheetahs in Kuno National Park on 17th September 2022. He recalled this splendid and historic moment with all the listeners and invited them to join the unique contest where they can share their suggestions for the names with which these Cheetahs shall be called.

He also informed the listeners about the significance of 25th September – the birth anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyay, a brilliant humanist and freedom fighter and an integral part of India’s freedom struggle. The Prime Minister also highlighted Deendayal Ji’s idea of ‘Ekatma Manavdarshan’ and ‘Antyodaya’. He said that Deendayal Upadhyay’s ideologies awakened the intellectual consciousness of the citizens who were feeling inferior after independence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi then informed the listeners about 28th September which is a special day for Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and also for every citizen of the country. It’s the birth anniversary of the brave son of India, Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The Prime Minister elucidated the government’s decision on naming Chandigarh airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh to acknowledge his bravery and contribution to the freedom struggle.

In addition to this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of sign language. He told the listeners that Sign language has emerged as a big support for people who are unable to express themselves. The constant contribution from the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre has resulted in a sign language dictionary that comprises ten thousand words and expressions. He also acknowledged the efforts of many schools that’ve recently introduced courses in sign language. He also shared the experiences of various citizens across the country who could communicate with their dear ones with the help of Indian Sign Language.

Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged the listeners to learn more about the benefits of yoga. He shared the life story of Anvi, a girl from Surat who is affected by Down’s syndrome. Even after facing all these difficulties, she didn’t stop and today she’s a Yoga expert. She participated in several competitions and won medals.

Talking about the efforts of the country towards Climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the efforts of the initiative ‘Swachh Sagar-Surakshit Sagar’. This campaign started on 5th July 2022 and culminated on 17th September which also happens to be Coastal Clean Up Day.  During this campaign, several beach cleaning programs were organised to counter the adverse effects of plastic and other materials on natural water bodies. About 30 tonnes of plastic was collected by about 5000 young volunteers from the country. He acknowledged the efforts of several local communities and organizations who are making their contribution to protecting the environment.

He concluded his address by encouraging all the citizens to be a part of the festivities amidst this festive season. He also informed that for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic, National games are being organised in Gujarat. He’s elated to see the enthusiasm of players who are a part of this sports meet. He encouraged everyone to follow the National games to encourage the players.