Addressing the nation in the 83rd edition of Mann ki Baat, PM Modi said he does not seek power but only wants to serve the people.
In the 83rd edition of his monthly Mann ki Baat address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I do not seek power, I want to serve the people.” He was in conversation with a beneficiary of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which he said is a scheme to help the poor avail healthcare facilities.
In his address, PM Modi spoke about India’s start-ups, emphasised the need to protect nature and paid tribute to the armed forces. He ended by stating that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet and people must remain cautious.
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‘TURNING POINT IN INDIA’S GROWTH STORY’
Speaking about the start-up culture in India, PM Modi said, “We are at a turning point in India’s growth story. Youngsters are not only job-seekers but also job-creators. There are more than 70 unicorns in India.” A unicorn is a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion.
The prime minister said that countries with young populations have three characteristics – ideas and innovation, ability to take risks and a can-do spirit.
TRIBUTE TO ARMED FORCES
Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that the 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war will take place next month. He paid tribute to the armed forces in his address.
“In two days, the month of December is commencing. The country celebrates Navy Day and Armed Forces Flag Day. We all know that on December 16, the country is also celebrating the golden jubilee year of the 1971 war. On this occasion, I want to remember our armed forces,” PM Modi said.
PROTECTING NATURAL RESOURCES
As in previous episodes of the Mann ki Baat radio programme, PM Modi emphasised the importance of protecting nature.
“We are threatened by nature only when we disturb its balance or destroy its purity,” he said. He also highlighted instances in which communities across India had worked to protect natural resources.
“It is essential for people to adopt lifestyles that promote living in harmony with nature and protecting natural resources,” PM Modi said.
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