In his first Mann Ki Baat radio programme in 2018 and 40th edition of the programme Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 28 talked about the women achievers who have contributed immensely to the positive transformation of the country.
Citing some examples, the Prime Minister said women are now leading from the front in every sphere. He said that Nari Shakti is breaking all barriers and setting new records. He said that common people are getting padma award due to transformation in nomination process. He added “You must have heard name of Arvind Gupta ji who was conferred with Padma Shree award. He spent all his life creating toys for children from waste.
We have honoured those who may not be seen in big cities but have done transformative work for society”. January 30 is observed as the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.he said “Peace and non-violence is what Bapu taught us. His ideals are extremely relevant today”. He added “I am happy that non-resident Indians are not only serving the countries they are in but also contributing immensely to India” The Prime Minister hailed Mangesh from Maharashtra who shared a photograph on the NM Mobile App, of an elderly person and a young child taking part in the movement to clean the Morna river. He said “Mission Clean Morna River is a wonderful initiative, where people came together to clean the river.” “Darshan from Mysore, Karnataka, has written on My Gov app that he was undergoing an expenditure of Rs 6,000 a month on medicines for the treatment of his father. Earlier, he wasn’t aware of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana.
But now that he’s come to know of the Jan Aushadhi Kendra, he has begun purchasing medicines from there and expenses have been reduced by about 75%. He has expressed that I mention this in Mann Ki Baat, so that it reaches the maximum number of people and they can benefit”. He appreciated the Bihar’s move to form a human chain to spread awareness about evils of dowry and child marriage. He termed it a unique initiative.