Prof.(Dr)Divya Tanwar: Mann Ki Baat Remains a Popular Program, with Millions of People Tuning In Each Month

( Prof.(Dr.) Divya Tanwar
Prof.(Adj) somiya vidhya vihar University Mumbai Chairperson Divey Foundation, Delhi
Board of Directors of Centre for NAMO studies(CNMS) New Delhi )

“100 Episodes of ‘Mann Ki Baat’: Uniting India”

The Union Culture Ministry marks the 100th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann ki Baat series with projection shows at monuments, including Red Fort and Gateway of India, an art exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art. The ministry also publishes ‘Amrit Chitra Comics’, a 12-book series, to highlight the “heroic stories of the common people mentioned by the Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat”.

What is Mann Ki Baat?

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, is known for his unique style of communication. One of the ways he reaches out to the masses is through his monthly radio program, “Mann Ki Baat.” The show has completed 100 episodes, and it has become an integral part of the Indian public discourse.

The program, which began in October 2014, is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month. The show provides the Prime Minister with a platform to address a wide range of topics and issues, including social, political, and economic. The program’s focus is to provide a direct link between the Prime Minister and the citizens of India, allowing him to share his thoughts and ideas with the people.

The show’s name, “Mann Ki Baat,” translates to “Words from the Heart.” The name itself is a testament to the show’s nature, as it is an honest and sincere expression of the Prime Minister’s views. Through the program, he communicates with the citizens of India, sharing his vision for the country and his ideas on how to achieve it.

Over the years, “Mann Ki Baat” has become a popular program, attracting millions of listeners across India. The show has touched on a wide range of topics, including social issues, education, healthcare, and governance. One of the most notable aspects of the show is its ability to connect with the common man, who is the show’s primary audience.

In one of the episodes, the Prime Minister spoke about the need to reduce plastic waste, and the importance of adopting eco-friendly practices. He encouraged citizens to take up the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a national campaign aimed at cleaning up the streets, roads, and infrastructure of India.

Another episode focused on the importance of education and the need to improve the quality of education in the country. The Prime Minister spoke about the role of technology in education and how it could be used to improve learning outcomes. He also highlighted the need to create a skilled workforce to drive India’s economic growth.

In another episode, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. He spoke about the importance of Gandhi’s principles of non-violence, and how they could be used to address modern-day conflicts.

The program has also been used to pay tribute to notable personalities and their contributions to India. In one of the episodes, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. He spoke about the spiritual leader’s teachings and how they could be applied to modern-day India.

Impact on Youth of India:

 Mann Ki Baat” has a significant impact on the youth of India, who make up a significant portion of the show’s audience. The program provides an opportunity for young people to hear directly from the Prime Minister about his vision for the country and his ideas on how to achieve it.

For students, “Mann Ki Baat” is a source of inspiration and motivation. The show covers a wide range of topics, including education, entrepreneurship, and innovation, which can provide students with valuable insights and ideas.

The Prime Minister’s emphasis on education and the need to improve the quality of education in the country is particularly inspiring for students. The program highlights the importance of education in driving India’s economic growth and provides examples of young people who have achieved success through education.

Moreover, the program also highlights the contributions of young people to the country. The Prime Minister frequently shares stories of young people who have made a difference in their communities, whether through social work or entrepreneurship. These stories can serve as inspiration for young people who aspire to make a positive impact on their communities.

The show’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, which is also beneficial for students. The program provides examples of young entrepreneurs who have achieved success by developing innovative solutions to social and economic problems. These stories can encourage young people to think creatively and pursue their own entrepreneurial ventures.

In addition to inspiring young people, “Mann Ki Baat” also serves as a source of information and awareness. The show covers a wide range of social and political issues, providing students with a broader understanding of the challenges facing the country. This understanding can be valuable in shaping their views on social and political issues and in guiding their future actions.

 “Mann Ki Baat” has a significant impact on the youth of India, providing inspiration, motivation, and awareness. The program’s focus on education, entrepreneurship, and innovation can be particularly beneficial for students, encouraging them to pursue their aspirations and contribute to the development of their communities and the country as a whole.

 Somaiya Vidyavihar University:

Somaiya Vidyavihar University encourages its students to listen to PM Modi’s “Mann Ki Baat” broadcasts to keep themselves updated about the government’s initiatives and policies. This  helps them understand the government’s vision for the nation and their role in contributing to it. The university incorporates various government initiatives such as Skill India, Digital India, and Make in India into the curriculum. This helps students acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to these initiatives and prepare them for the job market. The university  organizes events and workshops around government initiatives to create awareness and encourage participation. For example, the workshops on entrepreneurship and innovation encourage students to start their own businesses and contribute to the Make in India initiative. The university encourages its students to engage with the community and participate in community service initiatives. This helps students develop leadership skills, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility towards society, which are essential qualities for contributing to the Skill India and Digital India initiatives. The university promotes PM Modi’s  emphasized importance of embracing diversity and inclusivity by organizing events and workshops that celebrate diversity and encourage dialogue between students from different backgrounds. Overall, Somaiya Vidyavihar University promotes and benefits from PM Modi’s “Mann Ki Baat” initiative by incorporating government initiatives into the curriculum, organizing events around these initiatives, and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusivity.

In conclusion,

“Mann Ki Baat” has become an integral part of Indian public discourse, providing a platform for the Prime Minister to connect with the people of India. The program’s success is a testament to the power of communication and the ability of the Prime Minister to connect with the common man. As the show continues to evolve, it is likely to remain a vital part of India’s social and political landscape.

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