Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started his address to the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ at 11 am on Sunday. The 79th edition of the radio talk will be broadcast on AIR and Doordarshan and on AIR News and mobile app. 

Modi started his address by acknowledging the efforts of Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. He talked about the ‘Victory Punch Campaign’, a social media campaign that has begun to support our Olympics team.

He asked Indian social media users to share their victory punch along with their team and cheer for India

Prime Minister has also highlighted a unique endeavour taken up by the Ministry of Culture to mark Amrut Mahotsav.

Modi also talked about the Kargil Vijay Diwas, which will be observed on Monday.

“Kargil war is such a symbol of valour and discipline of our armed forces which the entire world has witnessed. I would like you to read the thrilling story of Kargil. Let us all salute the brave hearts of Kargil,” he said.

He also talked about the audience base of his talk show Mann Ki Baat. He said that the data by MyGov found that about 75% of those who send their message & suggestions to Mann Ki Baat are below 35 years.

“It means Mann Ki Baat is being guided by the views of the youth of India. Mann Ki Baat is a medium where there is positivity and sensitivity,” said Modi

Prime Minister is also expected to touch upon the COVID- crisis in India and an expected third wave of the virus.

In his last Mann Ki Baat edition, Modi talked about the challenges and struggles all the athletes representing India in Summer Games 2020, have overcome to reach where they are. He also advised citizens to not pressurise the players knowingly or unknowingly.