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What is Mann ki Baat Program?

Mann ki Baat Program

Mann Ki Baat is an Indian programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people of the nation on All India Radio, DD National and DD News. It is a unique step of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to reach the masses across the country. the Prime Minister from his address on the radio aims to connect with the common man on a regular basis and inform them about the initiatives of the Government and also seeks the support of the common man in nation building and governance. This corner gives you with the opportunity to become a part of Prime Minister’s radio address by suggesting the areas and topics on which he should focus during his address and also bring to light the issues faced by a common man so that it can be taken up during the address followed by subsequent action.

In fifteen programs of Mann ki Baat broadcast so far, more than 61,000 ideas have been received on the website and 1.43 lakh audio recordings by listeners have been received. Each month, some selected calls become a portion of the broadcast. 2 June 2017, PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will soon be available in regional dialects, starting with Chhattisgarh, Haryana, and Jharkhand. For now, previous episodes won’t be available in local languages. The goal is to expand the reach of the program as far as possible.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is usually expected to call the nation every month on All India Radio. Having officially launched on and from 3 October 2014, the programme aims to deliver the Prime Minister’s voice to the general masses of India. Since television connection is still not available everywhere in India, especially in the far, rural and less developed regions, radio was chosen to be the medium for the programme, owing to its wider reach. An estimated 90% of the total Indian population is reachable over the medium.  In addition to this, various private FM radio stations in the metropolitan cities of India are allowed to broadcast a recording of the show.

Doordarshan’s Direct to Home (DTH) service Freedish relays feeds of the 20-minute-long episodes, to television and radio channels. The initial Mann Ki Baat programme was broadcast on the occasion of Vijayadashami on 3 October 2014 followed by the second broadcast on 2 November 2014.

The former President of the United States was a part of the January edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, which was aired on 27 January 2015. Obama comes in India to be a part of the Republic Day Parade.


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