From khadi fashion to India's troopers: Full text of PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat speech – Business Standard

"Celebrating with within the Gurez Sector of was an unforgettable expertise for me. I salute the on behalf of the countrymen, for the dedication with which they defend our borders. We should attempt to know the tales of valour of our as a lot as potential," he mentioned whereas talking to the nation in his month-to-month radio deal with 'Mann ki Baat'.
The prime minister, transferring on to one other not too long ago-celebrated competition, Chhath, mentioned the custom of asking for the 'prasad' within the teaches individuals to kill their ego.

"Usually, individuals contemplate it inferior to ask for one thing from others. However in Chhath, there's a custom of asking for the prasad. The spirit behind this custom is to kill one's ego, the emotion which obstructs one's progress. Each Indian should be proud of such a practice," he mentioned.

This was Prime Minister Modi's 37th 'Mann ki Baat' deal with.

Right here is the total check of his speech.

My pricey countrymen, Namaskar

The mega competition of Chatth, celebrated 6 days after Diwali, is one of these festivals that are celebrated in accordance with strict rituals & routine. In all the pieces related to it like delicacies or apparel, conventional norms are adhered to. The distinctive competition is deeply linked with nature & worshiping nature. –The Solar & Water are central to the veneration in Chhath, whereas utensils made of bamboo & clay and tubers are an important half of the Pooja articles. On this mega competition of religion, veneration of the rising solar and worship of the setting solar convey a message that's replete with unparalleled Sanskar. The world respects & venerates those that rise; the Chatth Pooja bestows upon us the sanskaar to respect & revere these whose setting, whose nightfall is imminent. The expression of the importance of cleanliness in our lives is intrinsic to this competition. Earlier than the appearance of Chatth, individuals come collectively to clear up their properties, and together with that cleaning of rivers, lakes, pond banks and pooja places, that's ghats, with utmost enthusiasm & fervour. Solar worship or is a competition of defending the surroundings, ushering in wellness and self-discipline. 

Often, individuals draw back from borrowing from others. However in Chhath Pooja, it's specifically customary to ask for Prasad after the morning Arghya ritual. It's believed that the rationale behind this custom is that, it destroys his ego that proves to be an obstacle in a single’s path of progress. It's pure for each of us to really feel proud of this nice custom of India. 

My pricey countrymen, ‘Mann - Ki - Baat’ has garnered accolades; it has additionally attracted criticism. However every time I take a look at the general final result of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, it reinforces my perception, that it's intrinsically, inseparably woven into the warp & weft of our frequent residents’ lives, cent per cent. Take the examples of Khadi and handloom. On Gandhi Jayanti I've at all times advocated the use of handloom and Khadi. What has it led to? You'll be glad to know that on the 17th of this month on the day of Dhanteras, the retailer in Delhi witnessed a report sale of Rupees one crore, twenty lakhs. You too should be feeling proud of a way of satisfaction at this mega sale in only one Khadi & Handloom retailer. Throughout Diwali, Khadi reward coupon gross sales recorded an awesome 680 per cent rise. In contrast to final yr, the full gross sales of Khadi & Handicrafts have risen virtually by 90%. One can clearly see that immediately, the youth, the aged, girls, in truth all ages group is taking to Khadi & handloom. 

I can think about what number of weaver households, poor households, and the households engaged on handlooms will need to have benefitted from this. Khadi was Khadi basis earlier and we talked of Khadi fashion however with my current expertise I can say that after Khadi for nation and Khadi for fashion now, it's changing into Khadi for transformation. Khadi and handloom have remodeled the lives of the poorest of the poor and are rising as a strong means of empowering them. It's taking part in a vital position for gramodaya. 

Shriman Rajan Bhatt has written on NarendramodiApp that he desires to find out about my expertise of celebrating with safety forces and he additionally desires to know the way the safety forces have fun Shriman Tejas Gaikwad has additionally written on NarendramodiApp whether or not there could possibly be an association to ship our home made sweets to the safety forces. We additionally bear in mind our courageous safety forces. We additionally really feel that our home made sweets should attain our nation’s All of you need to have celebrated Deepawali with conventional fervour. To me, introduced a particular expertise. Fortunately I bought one other likelihood to have fun Deepawali with our brave and courageous coronary heart safety personnel. Reminiscences of celebrations with our safety forces in Gurez sector of Jammu & Kashmir will keep lengthy cherished in my coronary heart. On behalf of all our countrymen, I salute each soldier of our safety forces who guard the nation’s borders with utmost dedication and a spirit of sacrifice, braving all odds. Every time we get an opportunity or every time there is a chance we should attempt to know the experiences of our and pay attention to their tales of valour. Many of us is probably not conscious that the jawans of our safety forces play an vital position not solely on our borders however they play a really very important position in establishing peace the world over. As UN Peacekeepers, they're bringing glory to the nation within the comity of nations. United Nations Day was noticed not too long ago all around the world on the 24th of October. 

All people remembers the efforts and constructive position of the UN in establishing peace all through the world. And, we're believers in “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam” which implies the entire world is our household. And with this perception, India has been cooperating very actively in numerous vital initiatives taken by the UN. It's possible you'll bear in mind that the preface of the Indian Structure and the preface of the UN Constitution; each begin with the phrases ‘We the individuals’. India has at all times careworn on the significance of equality for girls and the UN Declaration of Human Rights is a dwelling instance of this. 

In its preliminary phrase, it was proposed as ‘all males are born free and equal’ which was amended and adopted as ‘all human beings are born free and equal’ with the efforts of the Indian consultant Hansa Mehta. It seems to be a minor change nevertheless it displays a imaginative and prescient of a wholesome thought. India’s most vital contribution beneath the UN umbrella is its position in UN Peacekeeping Operations. India has at all times been extending energetic assist to UN Peace Missions. 

Many of it's possible you'll be getting to know this for the primary time. Greater than 18 thousand Indian safety personnel have lent their providers in UN Peacekeeping Operations. Presently, about seven thousand Indian are related to UN Peacekeeping initiatives which is the third highest quantity of from any nation. Until August 2017, Indian had lent their providers in about 50 of the full of 71 Peacekeeping operations undertaken by the UN the world over. These operations have been carried out in Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Congo, Cyprus, Liberia, Lebanon, Sudan and plenty of different components of the world. In Congo and Southern Sudan greater than twenty thousand sufferers had been handled in hospitals of the Indian military and numerous lives had been saved. 

Indian safety forces haven't solely saved individuals in numerous international locations but additionally received their hearts with their individuals pleasant operations. Indian girls have performed a number one position in peace retaining efforts. Only a few individuals might know that India was the primary nation which despatched a feminine police unit to Liberia for the United Nations Peace Mission. And see how this initiative from India grew to become a giant supply of motivation for different international locations too. Later, all international locations began sending their girls police models. You'll certainly really feel proud to know that India’s contribution shouldn't be restricted to simply peacekeeping operations however additionally it is offering coaching to peacekeepers from about eighty 5 international locations. The courageous peacekeepers from this land of Mahatma Gandhi and Gautam Budha have despatched a message of peace and amity all over the world. Peacekeeping operation shouldn't be a straightforward activity. Jawans from our safety forces have to carry out duties in tough and distant areas. They've to stay amongst many alternative individuals. They want to know and adapt to numerous conditions and totally different cultures. They've to mould themselves in accordance to the native wants and surroundings. Whereas remembering our courageous UN Peacekeepers immediately, who can overlook the sacrifice of Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria who laid down his life whereas preventing in Congo in Africa? 

Each Indian feels proud whereas remembering him. He was the one UN peacekeeper, a courageous-coronary heart, who was awarded the Param Veer Chakra. Lieutenant Common Prem Chand ji is one amongst these Indian Peacekeepers who carved a particular area of interest for themselves in Cyprus. In 1989, on the age of 72, he was appointed the Power Commander for an operation in Namibia and he gave his providers to make sure the Independence of that nation. Common Thimaiyya, who had been India’s military chief, lead the UN Peacekeeping drive in Cyprus and sacrificed all the pieces for these peace efforts. India has at all times been giving a message of peace, unity and concord to the world. We consider that everybody should stay in peace and concord and transfer forward to carve a greater and peaceable tomorrow. 

My pricey countrymen, our holy land has given nice souls who selflessly served humanity. Sister Nivedita, whom we additionally know as Bhagini Nivedita, was one such extraordinary individual. She was born in Eire as Margret Elizabeth Noble however Swami Vivekanand gave her the title NIVEDITA. And Nivedita means the one who's absolutely devoted. She later proved herself true to her title. Yesterday was the 150th delivery anniversary of Sister Nivedita. 

She was so impressed by Swami Vivekanand that she renounced her happy- affluent life and devoted herself to the service of the poor. Sister Nivedita felt very damage by the atrocities of the British rule. The Britishers not solely made us slaves however they tried to enslave us mentally as properly. Fixed efforts to belittle our tradition and make us really feel inferior had been on. Bhagini Nivedita ji revived the dignity and delight of Indian tradition. She introduced the individuals collectively by infusing a way of nationwide-awakening. She travelled to numerous international locations and raised her voice towards the mischievous propaganda towards Sanatan Dharma and beliefs. Famend nationalist and Tamil poet Subramanya Bharati is well-known for his revolutionary poem Pudhumai Penn or New girl and is famend for his efforts for Girls empowerment. 

It's mentioned that Bhagini Nivedita was the inspiration. Bhagini Nivedita ji additionally helped the nice scientist Jagdish Chandra Basu. She helped publication of Basu’s analysis and publicity via her articles and conferences. 

That is India’s distinctive magnificence that spirituality and science complement one another in our tradition. 

Sister Nivedita and Scientist Jagdish Chandra Basu are a strong testimony to this. In 1899, plague broke out in Calcutta and lots of of individuals misplaced their lives very quickly. Sister Nivedita, with out caring for her well being, began cleansing drains and roads. She was a girl who might stay an expensive life however she dedicatedly labored for the poor. Getting inspiration from her sacrifice, individuals got here ahead and joined her. 

By means of her work, she unfold the message of the significance of cleanliness and repair to mankind. And, it's inscribed on her grave – “Right here reposes Sister Nivedita who gave her all to India”. Undoubtedly, she did so. There can't be some other befitting tribute to this nice soul than each Indian taking a lesson from her life and emulating her. 

Thanks in your telephone name. First of all, many felicitations to all the kids on the event of Kids's Day celebrated on the birthday of our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru ji. Kids are the rising heroes within the creation of new India. Your concern is right that the ailments which surfaced in previous age, or emerged across the final lap of life - have began to seem in kids these days. It's certainly shocking immediately, after we hear that kids are affected by diabetes. 

In earlier occasions, such ailments had been often called 'Raj-Rog' which implies ailments that used to afflict solely the wealthy or those that lived a life of luxurious. Such ailments had been very uncommon in younger individuals. However our way of life has modified. Right now these ailments are often called ‘way of life issues.’ One of the primary causes for being bothered with such ailments at a younger age is the shortage of bodily exercise in our way of life and the modifications in our consuming habits. 

Society and the household want to listen in the direction of this disaster. In the event you’ll begin paying consideration to it, you will notice that there isn't a want to do something extraordinary. You simply want to make small common modifications so as to rework your habits, making them a component of your approach of life. I would love the household to consciously attempt to inculcate in kids the behavior of taking part in in open grounds. If potential, we will make the elder members of the family accompany these kids to the playground and play with them. 

The kids might be made to take the steps as a substitute of taking the elevate. After dinner, the whole household can go for a stroll with the kids. Yoga for Younger India. Yoga will probably be useful for particularly our younger pals, in sustaining a wholesome way of life and defending them from way of life issues. The apply of Yoga 30 minutes earlier than college can impart a lot profit. It may also be practised at house and the specialty of Yoga is that it's straightforward, easy and accessible to all. I'm saying this as a result of an individual of any age can simply practise it. It's easy as a result of it may be simply realized and it's accessible, since it may be executed wherever. 

No particular instruments or fields are wanted. There are a number of research being carried out on how Yoga is efficient in curbing diabetes. These research are being carried out in AIIMS too and the outcomes which have emerged to date are very encouraging. Don't take a look at Ayurveda and Yoga as a method of medical therapy solely; as a substitute of this we should always make them a component of our life. 

My pricey countrymen, particularly my younger pals, now we have been getting glad tidings from the sphere of sports activities. In numerous video games, our athletes have made the nation proud. In hockey, India has received the Asia Cup hockey title via its dazzling efficiency. Our gamers carried out magnificently and on the premise of their sterling efforts, India has develop into the Asia Cup champion after an interval of ten years. India had earlier received the Asia Cup in Hockey within the years 2003 and 2007. I lengthen felicitations on behalf of the whole nation to the whole workforce and assist workers. 

After hockey, excellent news for India additionally got here in badminton. Badminton star Kidambi Srikanth has stuffed each Indian’s coronary heart with delight by clinching the Denmark Open title together with his glorious efficiency. After Indonesia Open and Australia Open, this win has accomplished the triad of the tremendous collection premiere title. I congratulate our younger buddy, Kidambi Srikanth for this feat and enhancing the status of India.

Pals, the FIFA Underneath-17 World Cup was organized this month. Groups from all around the world got here to India and all of them exhibited their expertise on the soccer subject. I additionally bought a chance to go and watch a match. There was loads of enthusiasm among the many gamers and the spectators. This world cup was a brilliant occasion the place the entire world was watching you. Such a giant spectacle, I used to be astounded to see the vitality, enthusiasm, and zeal of all of the younger gamers. The world cup was efficiently organized and all of the groups carried out their finest. 

Regardless of the truth that India couldn't win the title, the younger gamers of India received the hearts of everybody. The entire world together with India loved this mega competition of sports activities and this entire event was each full of curiosity and leisure for soccer lovers. The indicators that the longer term of soccer could be very vibrant have began to seem. I lengthen my congratulations and good needs to all of the gamers, their colleagues, and all of the sports activities lovers as soon as once more. 

My pricey countrymen, a mess of individuals write to me about ‘Swachch Bharat’, I really feel that if I've to do justice to their emotions then I'll have to do this system ‘Mann Ki Baat’ day by day and day by day ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will probably be devoted solely to the topic of cleanliness. Some listeners ship picture graphs of the efforts undertaken by kids whereas others point out the position of youth in these efforts. Typically there's a story of an innovation to result in cleanliness or winds of change that get ushered due to an official’s zeal. 

A number of days in the past I obtained a really detailed report highlighting the story of transformation of Chandrapur Fort in Maharashtra. An NGO referred to as Ecological Safety Group launched a cleanliness marketing campaign in Chandrapur Fort. On this marketing campaign lasting for 200 days, individuals carried out the duty of cleansing the fort, non-cease, with none fatigue and with workforce-work. Simply assume Two-hundred-days of steady labour! They despatched me pictures with a caption- ‘Earlier than and After’! I used to be overwhelmed on seeing these and whoever will see these pictures, irrespective of how upset he's on witnessing the filth round him, and questioning how the mission of cleanliness will probably be fulfilled - then I've to inform such individuals which you could see for your self the toil, resolve and dedication of the members of the Ecological Safety Group, in these dwelling footage. 

Simply on seeing these footage, your disappointment will rework into hope. This mammoth effort of bringing about cleanliness is a superb instance of fostering aesthetics, co-operation and continuum. Forts are symbols of our heritage. And it's the obligation of all countrymen to hold our historic heritage secure and clear. I congratulate Ecological Safety Group, their total workforce and the individuals of Chandrapur. 

My pricey countrymen, we’ll have fun Guru Nanak Jayanti on the 4th of November. Guru Nanak Dev ji shouldn't be solely the primary guru of Sikhs; he’s guru to the whole world. He envisioned the welfare of all humanity and thought of all castes to be equal. He careworn on girls empowerment and respect for girls. Guru Nanak Dev ji undertook a 28 thousand kilometre journey on foot and all through the journey unfold the message of true humanity. He entered right into a dialogue with individuals and confirmed them the trail of reality, sacrifice & dedication. He advocated the message of equality in society, not via mere phrases however via concrete endeavour. He ran a LANGAR which sowed the seeds of the spirit of service amongst fellow beings. Partaking of LANGAR collectively created a sense of unity & oneness in individuals. Guru Nanak Dev ji voiced three messages for a significant, fulfilling life- Chant the title of the Almighty, work exhausting and assist the needy. So as to convey his beliefs, Guru Nanak Dev ji composed the Gurbani. Come 2019, we're going to have fun the 550th PRAKASH VARSH of Guru Nanak Dev ji. Come, allow us to attempt & advance on the trail of his beliefs & teachings. 

My pricey countrymen, we will have fun the delivery anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ji, two days from now, on the 31st of October. All of us know that he was the one who laid the inspiration stone of trendy, unified India. We will study loads from the unparalleled saga of this nice son of Mom India. The 31st of October was additionally the day on which Smt. Indira Gandhi left this world. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s speciality was that he not solely put forth revolutionary concepts; he was immensely succesful of devising sensible options to probably the most difficult issues in the way in which. Translating a thought into actuality was his forte’. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel took on the reins of weaving a unified India. He ensured that thousands and thousands of Indians had been introduced beneath the ambit of one nation & one structure. His resolution making means infused in him the energy to overcome all obstacles. Wherever respectful coercion was wanted, he proceeded gently. Wherever the use of drive was crucial, he didn't hesitate. He set a particular aim and moved ahead on its path with grit & dedication. It was solely he who might obtain this activity of uniting India. He conceived a nation the place everybody was equal. One superb of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will at all times be inspiring to all of us. He had mentioned “No division of caste or creed ought to find a way to cease us, all are the sons & daughters of India, all of us ought to love our nation and we should always carve out our future on the inspiration of mutual love & concord. 

These lofty beliefs of Sardar Sahab are related to and galvanizing for our imaginative and prescient for a New India, even immediately. And that's the reason his birthday is well known as Unity Day. His contribution in giving a unified texture to the nation is with out parallel. On the event of the delivery anniversary of Sardar Sahab, Run for Unity will probably be organized all through the nation, which can see the participation of kids, youth, girls, in truth individuals of all age teams. I urge you to take part in Run for Unity, the competition of mutual concord. 

My pricey countrymen, you need to’ve returned to your respective routines after the trip, with a brand new resolve, with a brand new dedication. Could all of your goals come true, my finest needs to you. 

Many many Thanks. 

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