Modi congratulates winners of Commonwealth Games

Mann Ki Baat 43rd Edition: PM Narendra Modi Addresses The Nation LIVE

"I would urge the youngsters to join the government's Swachh Bharat Summer Internship, being organised by three ministries - Sports, HRD (Human Resource Development) and Water", Modi said. "Exams are over. Students are now wondering what they should do during the vacations". He also spoke on Rabindranath Tagore's forthcoming birth anniversary, discussed the need for water conservation, achievements under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and asked the youths and the students to join the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the national cleanliness scheme. Such a programme is an experience in itself.

While addressing his monthly radio broadcast "Mann Ki Baat", PM Modi said, "Last month I urged people to take part in the Fit India movement. Not just that, those interns who accomplish their tasks well will be awarded two credit points each by the UGC", Modi said.

"Impressed by the bold initiative of these farmers, the administration has also linked this to the National Livelihood Mission", he said, adding that these biscuits were now being supplied to Almora and Kausani besides being sold to about 50 Aanganwadi centres in the district. India is developing infrastructure to boost Buddhism tourism, he said, and working to connect easily with the Buddhist countries of the south east Asia. He said these sportspersons are sources of encouragement for the young generation of the country.

He said that after these farmers started selling Chaulai (Amaranth) in the form of biscuits directly in the market, their income doubled with the price of grain went to Rs 50 per kg from Rs 25 per kg.

Mann Ki Baat 43rd Edition: PM Narendra Modi Addresses The Nation LIVE

He said, Baba Saheb strengthened the oppressed, exploited, deprived and crores of people standing on the brink of marginalization through Constitution of India. India secured an overall rank of 3 at the Commonwealth Games in Australia with a total of 26 gold medals.

During his address, Modi on Sunday spoke about Buddha Purnima, 20 years of Pokhran nuclear test and wished everyone on Ramadan.

Referring to some temples of Tamil Nadu, Mr Modi said, there are carvings on stone depicting irrigation system, water conservation methods and drought management. "On that day, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji had given the mantra - "Jai-Jawan Jai-Kisan, Jai-Vigyan", the Prime Minister added.

"It revealed to the entire world that India is the land of great scientists and with a strong leadership, India can reach loftier destinations and earn new laurels".




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