PM’s Mann Ki Baat Episode 106: Support Make in India, Shop Local this Festival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on his 106th “Mann Ki Baat” radio program. In this episode, he extended his Diwali wishes and encouraged the people to buy locally made Indian products.

PM Modi highlighted the upcoming celebration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary on October 31. He mentioned that grand celebrations are planned in Kevadia, Gujarat, and the inauguration of the Amrit Vatika in Delhi, created with soil gathered from across the country.

Breaking Records on Gandhi Jayanti in Delhi

The Prime Minister shared that on Gandhi Jayanti, people in Delhi set a record by purchasing goods worth more than 1.25 lakh crore rupees in a single day. He emphasized the importance of supporting local artisans and purchasing their products.

Local Artisans and UPI Payments

PM Modi urged citizens to buy products made by local artisans during their travels. He encouraged everyone to allocate a portion of their travel budget to support local businesses, and he recommended using UPI for payments.

October 31: The Unification of Soil

The Prime Minister talked about the significance of soil collected from every village and home in the country. This soil was placed in pots and sent on a holy journey, creating an Amrit Vatika in Delhi. This sacred soil will be used to build the “Amrit Vatika” in Delhi.

Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

October 31 is a significant day as it marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a prominent figure in Indian history. PM Modi paid his respects to Sardar Patel, whose role in uniting more than 580 princely states into a single nation is well remembered.

Launch of “Mera Yuva Bharat” on October 31

On October 31, a nationwide organization named “Mera Yuva Bharat” will be launched. This organization aims to connect the youth of the country through a website and various programs.

Gandhi Jayanti to G-20 and Economic Corridor

The Prime Minister spoke about the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi, the silk route, and the newly proposed economic corridor, which would become the basis for global trade in the coming centuries.

“Mann Ki Baat” Anniversary

The first episode of “Mann Ki Baat” was aired on October 3, 2014, with a duration of 14 minutes. Over time, the duration was increased to 30 minutes. The 100th episode of “Mann Ki Baat” was broadcast on April 30, 2023.

Broadcast in Multiple Languages

The “Mann Ki Baat” program is broadcast in 23 languages and 29 dialects, making it accessible to a diverse audience around the country and even abroad.

Mission Chandrayaan and Empowerment of Women

PM Modi acknowledged the Chandrayaan mission and spoke about empowering women, stating that they play a crucial role in the country’s development. He referred to both Chandrayaan and women as vibrant examples of India’s strength.

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