Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi calls upon people to felicitate daughters in villages, towns and cities this Diwali

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In ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address on All India Radio, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi urged people to highlight the achievements of their daughters by using hashtag #BHARAT KI LAXMI on social media on the lines of “Selfie with daughter”, which spread globally. He said daughters are regarded as Laxmi in Indian culture and asked people to organize programmes to felicitate daughters in villages, towns and cities this Diwali.

Shri Modi said, festival season has begun with the advent of Navaratri today. He asked people to be generous this season and give away excess items which they no longer require.

The Prime Minister again asked people to visit 15 tourist places in the country to observe, understand and experience India and its diversity. He expressed happiness that India’s ranking in Travel and Tourism Competitive Index has jumped to 34 from 65 in the last five years.

Shri Modi called upon students, teachers and parents to come up with their experiences and suggestions on aspects of stress free exams. He said he will try to incorporate these suggestions in a new edition of Exam Warriors.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon people to quit tobacco and not harbour misconceptions about e-cigarettes, to build a healthy India. In his ‘Mann Ki Baat ‘ address on All India Radio, Shri Modi said, tobacco addiction tramples the dreams of families and wastes lives of children and this habit should not take root in the society. He said, people understand the dangers of common cigarettes, but have misconceptions about e-cigarettes that they pose no danger. This new form of intoxication can destroy the demographically young country. Shri Modi said all addictions have to be avoided to realize the goal of Fit India.

Prime Minister said, the government will organize Fit India Plogging Run on 2nd October across the country. It is a unique combination of picking up litter while jogging.