PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat key updates; ‘Growth rate of Indian unicorns ahead of US and UK’
29 May, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to support women-led Self Help Groups (SHGs) in his monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, saying it would “help lend fuel to the self-relia...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to support women-led Self Help Groups (SHGs) in his monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, saying it would “help lend fuel to the self-reliant India campaign.”
The Prime Minister, highlighting the potential of the country’s artisan community, stated that SHGs encourage women empowerment and offer fuel to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed a man from Andhra Pradesh, who donated all his retirement benefits for the education of girls.
The Prime Minister said that Ram Bhupal Reddy, opened about 100 accounts under ‘Sukanya Samridhi Yojana’ and deposited more than 25 lakhs in their accounts. “The mantra of serving society by rising above the self, is a part of our values, our sanskar. Countless people in our country are making this mantra their life goal. I came to know about Ram Bhupal Reddy ji, a friend living in Markapuram, Andhra Pradesh. Ram Bhupal Reddy ji has donated all his earnings after retirement for the education of daughters. He opened accounts for about 100 daughters under ‘Sukanya Samridhi Yojana’, and deposited more than 25 lakhs in it,” said PM Modi.
Taking note of litter on the Char Dham Yatra route, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’ expressed concern over garbage dumps in the Kedarnath Temple areas and urged the people to ensure that the surroundings are kept clean. “Just as pilgrimage is important, ‘teertha sewa’ is also crucial. I would also say that without ‘teertha sewa’, a pilgrimage is also incomplete. There are many people in Devbhoomi Uttarakhand who are engaged in the ‘sadhana’ of cleanliness and service,” he said.
In the 89th edition of his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the rapid growth of unicorns across the country and said the trend has reflected the forceful spirit of “new India”.
Highlighting that the number of unicorns has struck a century mark on May 5, PM Modi said, “Our unicorns are diversifying and the world of startups is reflecting the spirit of new India, with entrepreneurs also coming from small cities and towns. A few days ago, our country achieved such a milestone that inspires all of us and gives us renewed confidence in India’s capabilities. You feel elated when an Indian batsman scores a century. However, India has scored a century in another area with is quite unique. Currently, the total worth of these unicorns is about Rs 330 billion dollars, while each of the unicorn is worth Rs 7,500 crore.” Forty-four out of total unicorns were formed last year; even in the period of pandemic our startups continued to create wealth and value, said PM Modi.
Emphasizing the country’s diversity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the varied attire, cuisine and culture in different regions is the hallmark of India.
He said, “Our country is a rich treasure house of many languages, scripts and dialects. Varied attire, cuisine and culture in different regions is our hallmark. As a nation, this diversity strengthens us and keeps us united. I wish to share with all of you a very inspiring example related to this, which is that of daughter Kalpana. Her name is Kalpana, but her endeavour is full of the true spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.”