Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi extends Ramzan greetings

  • Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi extends Ramzan greetings

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi extends Ramzan greetings

The Prime Minister said Adalaj and Patan Ki Raniki Vaav (Baodi) in Gujarat is a UNESCO World Heritage site. "I would urge the youngsters to join the government's "Swachh Bharat Summer" internship being organised by the three ministries - Sports, HRD (Human Resource Development) and Water", the Prime Minister said in Mann Ki Baat.

He said that Buddhism has forged a link between India and many Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar where Lord Buddha's preachings were of their traditions. "Some people have really benefitted very well from MGNREGA budget provisions made by the Government of India for water conservation and water management works", he said and also referred to the project of reviving the rivers, which had dried out in Kerala.

Joining issue with Prime Minister for his reference to Prophet Mohammad on the eve of polls in Karnataka the Congress on Sunday said Mr Narendra Modi should rather focus on his "actions" and stay away from double standards wherein Hindus are encouraged and given cabinet berth but on the other hand extend Ramzan greetings to Muslims. He said, in 2017-18, 55 percent of the total outlay of 64,000 crores has been spent on works like water conservation. "Seven thousand workers under MNREGA worked hard for 70 days and finally succeeded in reviving the Kuttumperoor river there", Modi said.

Moving on from the success at Gold Coast, Modi noted the positive response to the "Fit India" campaign.

Furthermore, he specifically showered praise on the women athletes saying,"Our women athletes have make nation very proud during this year's Commonwealth Games". He said, all wrestlers who represented India returned home with a medal. Shooting contingent won us the most number of medals. Those who participate in it will feel "a sense of fulfillment" when the country celebrates the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, he said.

He said the country has inherited Lord Buddha's wisdom.

"Yoga is a wonderful way to remain fit". He added that this programme can be "a good opportunity" for those who wish to make a difference in the society. "The best interns will be awarded". The UGC will give them credit points. Such a programme is an experience in itself. He expressed hope that the youth will lend their hand in taking the movement of cleanliness forward.

Mr Modi also mentioned about some farmers from Bageshwar, Uttarakhand who have adopted a value addition process to their agricultural produce and changed the loss incurring equation into a profit earning one. What they did was they started making biscuits from their agricultural produce and sold the biscuits directly in the market.

He said, the farmers have formed a cooperative society and set up a biscuit factory. He also boasted about the National Livelihood Mission and said the programme is successfully generating employment in the rural areas and curtailing the outbound migrants from the village.