Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation through his ‘Mann ki Baat’ in the 35th edition of his monthly radio program, broke his silence and said that the government will not tolerate violence in the name of faith in the country.

“Violence, whether it is faith based on religion, political ideology, individual or tradition. Nobody is allowed to take law in his hand,” said PM Modi

Without mentioning the Friday violence that left 36 people dead after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape and sexual exploitation case, the Prime Minister said “India is the land of Lord Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, and no act of violence is acceptable.”

“It is natural to be worried when we hear instances of violence. Those who take the law in their hands or take to violence will not be spared, whoever they are,” said Modi in his radio programme “Maan Ki Baat”.

“I want to make it clear that no one has the right to violate law and order in the name of faith. Tensions are obvious whenever there is a news of violence,” said Modi.

PM Modi said that, during festival time when reports of violence come, it is understood that people will be concerned.

“We grew up with the value of, ‘Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah’,” he said.

PM Modi applauded the all-woman team of INSV Tarini slated to travel across the globe. The women crew will be travelling across 6 seas in 7 months.

Encouraging youth to play sports PM Modi said that the Sports Ministry has prepared a Sports Talent Search Portal where any one with talent from across the nation can upload their bio-data through voice or video. He said that the selected candidates will be given training by the Sports Ministry.

The portal will be launched on Monday, August 27.

India will host FIFA U-17 World Cup team from 6th – 28th October. PM said that let us all welcome all the 24 teams from across the globe participating in the event.

Like every month, PM Modi looked forward to sharing his thoughts on themes and issues that matter to the people for whom he extended the invitation, a government statement on MyGov Forum said.

People can also record their message for the PM either in Hindi or English. Some of the recorded messages might also be part of the broadcast.

The forum also invites people to give a missed call on 1922 and follow the link received in SMS to directly give their suggestions. Akashwani will broadcast the programme in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast.

HIGHLIGHTS:

11: 35 AM IST | 2 October will mark 3rd anniversary of #SwachhBharatMission. More than 2 lakh 30 thousand villages declared ODF : PM Modi

11: 30 AM IST | Volunteers of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind cleaned 22 temples and 3 mosques which were affected by flood in Gujarat’s Dhanera: PM Modi

11: 29 AM IST | ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’, let us all start a movement around this in build up to Gandhi Jayanti & put renewed focus on cleanliness: PM Modi

11: 28 AM IST | PM Modi applauded the all-woman team of INSV Tarini slated to travel across the globe. The women crew will be travelling across 6 seas in 7 months.

This vessel, inducted into the Indian Navy in February, is a sister vessel of Indian Navy’s first sailing vessel INSV Mhadei.

11: 25 AM IST | India will host FIFA U-17 World Cup team from 6th – 28th October. PM said that let us all welcome all the 24 teams from across the globe participating in the event.

11: 21 AM IST | Encouraging youth to play sports PM Modi said that the Sports Ministry has prepared a Sports Talent Search Portal where any one with talent from across the nation can upload their bio-data through voice or video.

He said that the selected candidates will be given training by the Sports Ministry.

The portal will be launched on Monday, August 27.

11: 19 AM IST | Swachhata Hi Seva’, let us all start a movement around this in build up to Gandhi Jayanti & put renewed focus on cleanliness: PM

11: 12 AM IST |  PM Modi wishes everyone ahead of the festive month. Festivals are always linked with cleanliness within our homes. These festivals should connect the nation to cleanness now.

11: 10 AM IST | Violence in the name of faith will not be tolerated.Whether it is the faith based on community, political ideology, individual or tradition: PM Modi.

11: 07 AM IST | PM Modi breaks silence on Panchkula violence, says cannot tolerate violence in the name of faith. “Those who take the law in their hands or take to violence will not be spared, whoever they are,” says Modi.

11: 00 AM IST | Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation 

10: 59 AM IST | RECAP: In the last edition, PM Modi hailed recently launched Goods and Service Tax (GST) as a huge success and applauded everyone for their support.

“I congratulate all the officials, politicians and countrymen for the successful implementation of GST,” he said.

Recalling ‘Quit India Movement’, PM Modi appealed to the nation to pledge and contribute towards country’s prosperity.

“Let us start the movement of finding “greater reality” this August,” he said.

The PM also congratulated Indian Women’s cricket team for their exceptional feat during the recently concluded World Cup in England.

“Our daughters are scaling new heights and are making us proud in various fields. The Indian women cricket team have made us really proud,” he said.

They may have lost the final but the entire country stood together with them. “They won the heart of 125 crore people, my heartiest wishes to them,” added PM Modi. (With Agency Inputs)

First Published | 27 August 2017 11:02 AM
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