Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to remind people to tune into his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on September 29. The show is to be broadcasted at 11:00 am in the morning. The PM usually addresses the nation every month on All India Radio. The aim of the programme is to deliver the voice of the PM to the general masses of the country. Launched on October 3, 2014, Mann ki Baat is first of its kind where the PM of the country speaks to the citizens of India.
The PM took to Twitter to ask the people of the country to share their ideas and suggestions for the Nation. These ideas or inputs can be featured on the monthly programme initiated by the PM. The PM in the past has addressed several issues pertaining to the nation before. He has used the opportunity to speak to the people of India on topics like Swachh Bharat, Fit India and women empowerment. PM Modi through his address on the radio aims to connect with the common man further engaging him to state his grievances so that subsequent actions can be taken. This initiative encourages a participatory form of governance which is interactive in nature.
In the previous session of 'Mann ki Baat,' the Prime Minister urged people to participate in the annual 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign. He informed the citizens of the country that the annual cleanliness drive will begin in September. He stated that along with being open defecation free, India should now progress towards being a plastic-free nation. The PM added that most world leaders he met during his explorations as the Prime Minister wanted to discuss Yoga with him. PM Modi gave the credit to this level of awareness on Yoga to the 'International Yoga Day', an event recognised by the United Nations under PM Modi's governance.