Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' is all set to make its return on June 30. The second season of Prime Minister's address to the nation comes after he was re-elected for a second term.
PM Modi tweeted announcing that 'Mann Ki Baat' is returning again to do what it does, 'celebrate positivity and strength of over 130 crore Indians'.
The program will make its return after four months. Earlier, the program was suspended due to the announcement of elections. The broadcast was cut down for the months of March and April.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted urging everyone to tune in to the broadcast of the show.
The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 11 am on All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan (DD) and Narendra Modi Mobile App. The program will also stream live on radio through 'Aakashvani' in all regional languages after the Hindi broadcast.
In a bid that no one should miss the broadcast, a number is also set up so that people can listen to 'Mann Ki Baat' on mobile phones. Moreover, people can share their ideas and suggestions for the PM address:
In his first term, Modi had addressed the nation on 53 occasions through his monthly broadcast after coming to power in 2014.
Having officially started on and from 3 October 2014, the program aims to deliver the Prime Minister's voice to the masses. Given the proliferation of the medium - estimated to reach 90% of India's population - radio was chosen to be the means for the communication.
'Mann Ki Baat' also has the distinction of becoming a major source of revenue for All India Radio, with ad slots fetching a premium.