Guwahati, June 30, 2019:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his “Mann ki Baat” episode urged people to make book reading a habit and reiterated that books should be given as gifts in place of bouquets.
The monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ was addressed today where Modi has urged people to gift each other a book rather than a bouquet.
To the listeners of the ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said: “Take some time out from the daily routine and devote it to read a book. You will really enjoy it a lot and do write about whichever book you read on the ‘Narendra Modi’ App so that all the listeners of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ get to know about it.”
“You may often have heard me say ‘No bouquet, just a book’. I had urged everyone to choose books over flowers at welcome or felicitation ceremonies. Since then people have been offering books at many a place,” he added.
Apart from that, the PM has also urged the people to conserve water. The Prime Minister also urged the listeners to harvest rainwater as the country is undergoing a serious water crisis.
Mann Ki Baat (Hindi: मन की बात) is an Indian programme hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people of the nation on All India Radio, DD National and DD News. It officially started on and from 3 October 2014. The programme aims to deliver the Prime Minister’s voice to the general masses of India.
The first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme was broadcast on the occasion of Vijayadashami on 3 October 2014.