Narendra Modi's 30th edition of Radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' Highlights

On the centennial year of Champaran and Kheda agitations helmed by Mahatma Gandhi, Mr. Modi on Sunday reminded the countrymen of the great leader's arrival in public life at a time which was a "turning point".

In his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat", Modi exhorted all Indians to fight black money and corruption by opting for digital payments than cash transactions.

Further, in his address, PM Modi emphasised the importance of keeping calm during exams and wished good luck to students appearing for exams.

PM Modi concluded the speech by greeting the citizen the India for the upcoming festivals like Chaitra Sukla Pratipada, Varsh Pratipada, Nav Samvatsar and the traditional harvest festivals that wre celebrated with different names in different parts of India.

"There has also been an increase in curiosity about cashless transactions. There has been a surge in various modes of digital payment after demonetisation", he said, adding that the BHIM App, launched about two and a half months ago, has already been downloaded by one and half crore people.

He said the government of India has taken "a very important decision" to give working women maternity leave of 26 weeks, instead of the earlier 12 weeks, for their pregnancy and delivery.

Appreciating Gayatri's effort, the Prime Minister said her message should be an inspiration for all.

"Year 2022 will be India's 75th year of independence; let's all remember Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev". India will always stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Bangladesh.

Modi said that wastage of food is unfortunate. New India has repeatedly been a theme in the Prime Minister's recent speeches - the year 2022 had been presented as a milestone by which time it could be achieved. "It is the essence of the emotions of 125 crore Indians wanting to come together and create a magnificent India, 125 crore Indians who nurture a hope, a zeal, a resolve, a desire", he said.

Modi said people had been writing to him, expressing concern over wastage of food. People have rejected black money and corruption.

PM Narendra Modi even invited suggestions for third International Day of Yoga.

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