New Delhi: In the 20th edition of the monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', PM Narendra Modi talks about saving the environment and says long-term plans are needed to tackle the drought situation.
This is the first Mann Ki Baat after the recent election poll verdict where BJP triumphed in Assam and made some inroads in the states of Kerala and West Bengal.
Narendra Modi had earlier urged people to give ideas for his popular radio programme. “Urging you to give ideas for #MannKiBaat to be held this Sunday. You can also call on 1800-11-7800,” the PM had written on Twitter.
In his latest Mann Ki Baat address on April 24, PM had called on the nation to conserve water amid drought conditions.
Here's what he said during the programme:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now addressing the nation through 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme.
I am always excited to talk to you, to the people of this nation: PM Modi in 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme
Temperatures are rising, tension started after it said in the news that monsoon will get delayed by one week.
Hope the temperatures fall, but the temperatures are rising day by day.
Protecting the environment is key to countering heat wave.
PM Modi shares his experience of meeting with CMs of drought-hit states.
Protecting water and forest is our duty.
Got opportunity to meet CMs of drought-affected states, decided to meet every CM individually as opposed to calling all CMs together.
Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have used technology very well to mitigate the drought. 'Jan Bhagidari' is also vital.
So many states have undertaken wonderful efforts to mitigate the drought, this is cutting across party lines.
PM Narendra Modi pitches for 'Modern India, Transparent India'.
I appeal to all citizens to pledge to not waste water in June, July, August, September this year.
I appeal upon citizens to pledge to not waste water in June,July,August,September this year.
An atmosphere should be created in the nation to encourage our sports persons who will be participating in the Rio 2016.
When we talk about the Olympics we do feel sad at the medal tally. But we need to create the right atmosphere to encourage athletes.
There were polls, he was a CM candidate but Sarbanand Sonowal performed his duty as a sports minister. This is a big thing. In the poll season he went to NIS Patiala for a surprise visit. Everybody was surprised; even though he was Union Minister he showed concern.
PM Narendra Modi congratulates students on their success in the recent exam results.
I will say it again, please do not see everything as a win or loss. Its about sportsman spirit and creating the right atmosphere.
Gaurav from MP commented he scored 89% and I was very happy but he said his family was not happy and they wanted him to get 90%. Why to find negativity from everything? It would be better if everyone around you had celebrated your scores.
At times I see, poor families have to spend too much for health issues. There is no cost involved in being healthy.
PM Modi speaks about International Yoga Day, to be held on 21 June. He asked everyone to participate in the practicing Yoga.
Prevention is better than cure. Yoga Day on June 21 is not merely an event, it inspires to include it in our daily routine for 20-30 min. I will join a programme in Chandigarh.
PM Narendra Modi concludes his speech on Mann Ki Baat.