Mann Ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi to address nation today (Photo Source: Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through the 47th edition of his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat at 11 am on Sunday. The latest edition of PM's monthly address is being broadcast on the entire network of All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and the Narendra Modi (NaMo) app.
Besides that, people can listen to PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Information, AIR and DD News. It will be simultaneously aired on AIR’s official website – www.allindiaradio.gov.in.
Alternatively, citizens will be able to catch the live broadcast of Modi's Mann Ki Baat on their mobile phones by giving a missed call in 1922.
AIR will broadcast the programme in regional languages shortly after the original Hindi broadcast at 11 am. Regional language versions of Mann Ki Baat will be repeated at 8 pm on Sunday.
Here are the LIVE updates:
# 11:30 am: PM Modi greets the community of engineers and lauds their efforts towards nation building.
# 11:29 am: The triple talaq bill was passed in Lok Sabha but could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha. But, I would like to assure Muslim women that the entire nation is there with them and will ensure that they get justice: Modi.
# 11:24 am: I once again urge the people of India to focus on fitness, says PM.
# 11:23 am: The eyes of the nation are on Jakarta. We are proud of the medal winners in the 2018 Asian Games and wish those whose events are left the very best: PM Modi on Asian Games 2018.
The eyes of the nation are on Jakarta.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 26, 2018
We are proud of the medal winners in the 2018 Asian Games and wish those whose events are left the very best: PM @narendramodi #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/xnPF1umS3d
# 11:22 am: Our focus remains the empowerment of women, says the prime minister.
# 11:21 am: Committed to safeguarding the rights of SC and ST communities, says Modi.
# 11:20 am: Fulfilling the aspirations of the OBC communities: PM Modi.
# 11:18 am: We witnessed a productive monsoon session, for which I congratulate MP colleagues. This was a session devoted to social justice and youth welfare, Modi added.
#11:17 am: PM Modi remembers the immense contribution of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the field of politics.
# 11:16 am: It was decided during the tenure of PM Vajpayee to fix the size of Council of Ministers to 15% of the size of the State Assemblies. Atal Ji also made the anti-defection law stricter, Modi stated.
# 11:15 am: Atal Ji brought a very distinctive and positive change in India's political culture, says Narendra Modi.
# 11:14 am: Tributes for Atal Ji have poured in from all sections of society: PM Modi.
# 11:13 am: If there was one topic on which most people wrote, asking me to speak, it was the life of the great Atal Ji, says PM Narendra Modi.
# 11:10 am: The prime minister appreciates our forces and various teams that are working towards relief work in Kerala.
# 11:10 am: People from all walks of life have come in support of the people of Kerala, says PM Modi.
# 11:09 pm: India stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Kerala in this hour of grief: Modi on Kerala Floods.
# 11:08 am: PM Modi highlights the importance of teachers in our society.
# 11:07 am: Sanskrit Subhashitas help articulating things. Here is how a Guru has been described in Sanskrit. I also convey greetings on Teacher's Day, the prime minister added.
Sanskrit Subhashitas help articulating things. Here is how a Guru has been described in Sanskrit.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 26, 2018
I also convey greetings on Teacher's Day: PM @narendramodi during #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/gPza5eIwsu
# 11:04 am: There is a strong link between knowledge and Sanskrit: PM Modi.
# 11:04 am: Greetings to all those who are associated with the Sanskrit language. This language is deeply connected with our culture, says Narendra Modi.
# 11:03 am: One citizen named Chinmayi asks PM Narendra Modi to talk about the Sanskrit Language since it is Sanskrit Day today.
# 11:02 am: PM Modi also conveys Janmashtami greetings to the people of India.
# 11:01 am: The Prime Minister conveys Raksha Bandhan greetings during Mann Ki Baat.
In the 46th edition of Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi recalled India's brave son Chandrashekhar Azad and his passion for the country. He also paid tribute to noted freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak and hailed late poet Gopal Das Neeraj for inspiring people with hope, faith and confidence over the years.
During his address, the prime minister also highlighted the significance of Yoga, congratulated the Thailand Navy for the historic rescue operation of 12 footballers and their coach from the flooded cave of Tham Luang and emphasised the importance of caring for the Environment.
Talking about the achievements by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, Modi termed Goods and Services Tax (GST) a "celebration of honesty".