PM Modi thanks Bill Gates for his “words of appreciation” for ‘Mann Ki Baat’
1 May, 2023 | Anupam Shrivastav
100th episode of PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' was applauded by Bill Gates for leading the change pertaining to Sustainable Development Goals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates for his words of appreciation on his monthly radio address “Mann Ki Baat” on Monday.
“I thank my friend @BillGates for his words of appreciation. #MannKiBaat reflects the collective spirit of the people of India to make our planet better, something Mr. Gates is also passionate about. The strong resonance with SDGs is highlighted well in the study by @BMGFIndia.” Prime Minister Modi tweeted on Monday.
The tweet was in reaction to Gates’ Saturday article, which stated, “Mann ki Baat has catalyzed community-led action on sanitation, health, women’s economic empowerment and other issues linked to the Sustainable Development Goals. Congratulations @narendramodi on the 100th episode.”
PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ heard across the Globe
The Indian origin people in United States also celebrated 100 episodes of PM Modi’s “Mann Ki Baat” on Sunday. Indian diaspora in New Jersey tuned in to the episode along with External Affairs Minister (EAM) Jaishankar at 1:30 am (local time) on Sunday. Jaishankar hailed the programme as “an emotional connect” between PM Modi and the people of India.
“10 years ago if he had mentioned that at 2.10 at night everyone would be assembling at some place and the foreign minister of India would be with you, listening to the Prime Minister of India, none of you would have believed me,” Jaishankar told the community of Indian Americans.
“You have to understand that PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has an enormous impact not because the medium is 100 years old, somewhere there is an emotional connect between PM Modi and the people of India,” EAM stated.
India’s Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and India’s Consul General in New York, Randhir Jaiswal, were also there and listening to Prime Minister Modi.
The half an hour programme was also televised in the early hours of the morning at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “A singular connect! Special moments from the Trusteeship Council at UN Headquarters, New York, where #MannKiAtBaat100 went LIVE, leaving all inspired and motivated.” Indian Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Sunday tweeted.