India characterised by diversity, this is our pride; Shanti, Sadbhavana & Ekta key to progress, says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation on his monthly radio programme “Mann ki Baat”.

Addressing the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes to India and South Africa team ahead of the the fifth ODI match. Modi said, “Today India and South Africa are playing the 5th ODI. Both teams won two matches so it’ll be an interesting match. My best wishes.”

Asserting that organ donation is an important issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Tamil Nadu for their leading endeavours in this regard while praising the other states for their initiatives towards the cause. “Organ donation is an important issue. The need for kidneys, heart and livers is high but less number of transplants happen. Some legal hassle involve in this process, while efforts have been made by some states to reduce paper work.”

He further added, “Some states have taken a lead on organ donation and made processes simpler. Tamil Nadu is at the forefront.” Modi also said that a National Organ & Tissue Transplant organisation has been set up.

मुज़फ्फरनगर, उत्तरप्रदेश, से गरिमा गुप्ता ने स्पर्धा में एक कविता लिखी हैI उसने लिखा है –

Referring to India-Africa Summit, Modi added, “This is a festive season and in this the India-Africa summit is one more festive occasion. “India and Africa have many similarities. So many people of Indian origin have been staying in Africa.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that the government will launch a gold monetization scheme. Under the gold monetisation scheme, people can now park gold in banks to earn a rate of interest on it. This means, people will soon earn interest on the gold they have, over the years, earning a return over and above the rise in the value of gold.

Updates from Mann Ki Baat

11:40 AM
* Some weeks ago I had gone to Mumbai to inaugurate a memorial close to Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s Chaitya Bhoomi. This was the place where Baba Saheb achieved new heights in his life and became an inspiration for others.

  • Central and State governments provide scholarships to students from dalit, tribal and backward communities for studies abroad. Government of India also encourages talented girls and boys from dalit communities.

11:37 AM
On 31st October, the country will celebrate birth anniversary of Iron Man – Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. People are preparing for ‘Run For Unity’ with great enthusiasm;’ Run For Unity’ is the run for development in true sense. India is characterised by diversity. And this is our pride. Shanti, Sadbhavana and Ekta are key to progress.

11:32 AM
In our country, gold has become like a part of our social life; But, keeping Gold as dead money is not a smart way in current times. Gold can become an economic strength. It can become country’s economic asset. Under gold monetisation programme, it can be kept in the bank.

11:30 AM
Want to thank the media for their efforts towards a clean India. Because of the media, a cleanliness campaign was started after Diwali.

11:30 AM
I had spoken about menace of corruption, in seeking jobs. We had thought of abolishing interviews for some jobs. Government has completed whole process to do away with interviews for low rank jobs; It will come into effect from 1 January, 2016.

11:14 AM
Shri Karia Munda has adopted a village in his seat. He started visiting the village and instilled life in systems and machinery.

11:13 AM
PM lauds MPs for their active participation in Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

11:11 AM

11:09 AM
“India-Africa Forum Summit” will be organized between 26th-29th October in New Delhi

11:08 AM
Organ donation is an important issue. The need for kidneys, heart and livers is high but less number of transplants happen. Some states have taken a lead on organ donation and made processes simpler. Tamil Nadu has done well in this.

11:08 AM
This is a festive season. In this one more festive occasion is India-Africa summit. India and Africa have many similarities. So many people of Indian origin have been staying in Africa

11:04 AM
Some girls from Kerala asked me to talk about organ donation. Devesh from Delhi called and shared the same sentiment.

11:02 AM
Today India and South Africa are playing the 5th ODI. Both teams won two matches so it’ll be an interesting match. My best wishes: PM

11:02 AM
A student from Kerala was called by AIR & she shared her feedback on #MannKiBaat. This is inspiring & other Kendras must try to do same: PM

11:01 AM
PM Modi begins his Mann Ki Baat