Mann Ki Baat: India crushing terrorism with all its courage, says PM Modi

Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the 107th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today. The radio programme is live on Akashvani and Doordarshan, the AIR News website and the Narendra Modi Mobile App.  Akashvani News will broadcast this in regional languages after the Hindi broadcast. While addressing the nation PM said, “that this year has been a year of limitless achievements for India”. He also extended greetings to people on Gurunanak Jayanti and Kartik Purnima — which will be celebrated on November 27, 2023.

On the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India faced the most heinous attack on this day but it was the country’s capability to it recover from that assault and was also “crushing terrorism” with all its courage.

In his Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi paid homage to all those who lost their lives in the Mumbai attack and noted that the nation is remembering the brave martyrs. “We can never forget November 26. It was on this day that the most heinous terrorist attack took place in the country. Terrorists had shaken Mumbai and the entire country. But, it is India’s capability that we recovered from that attack and now we are also crushing terrorism with full courage,” he asserted.

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The prime minister also noted that November 26 is also important for another reason as in 1949, the Constituent Assembly had adopted the Constitution of India on this day “I remember when we were celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar in 2015, the idea came that November 26 be celebrated as Constitution Day… I extend wishes to all on Constitution day,” he said. “All of us together, by giving priorities to the duties of the citizens, will definitely fulfil the resolve of making the country developed,” Modi said.

 

In his remarks, the prime minister also said business of around Rs 4 lakh crore took place during recent festivals and a lot of enthusiasm was seen among people to buy made-in-India products.
Modi also questioned the practice of some families organising weddings abroad and urged all to hold such celebrations within the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he is troubled by the trend of some “big families” conducting weddings abroad, and urged people to hold such celebrations on Indian soil so that the country’s money does not leave its shores. In his Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi said while shopping for weddings, people should give importance to products made in India only. “The wedding season as well has commenced now. Some trade organisations estimate that there could be a business of around Rs 5 lakh crore during this wedding season. While shopping for weddings, all of you should give importance to products made in India only,” he said.

The people of the country will get an opportunity to render some service or the other at such weddings, he pointed out. “Even poor people will tell their children about you wedding. Can you expand this mission of ‘Vocal for Local’? Why don’t we hold such wedding ceremonies in our own country?” Modi said. “It is possible that the kind of system you want may not be there today, but if we organise such events, systems will also develop. This is a topic related to very big families. I hope this pain of mine will definitely reach those big families,” the prime minister said.

In his remarks, Modi also asserted that when the people at large take charge of nation building, no power in the world can stop that country from moving forward. Today, it is clearly visible in India that many transformations are being led by the 140 crore people of the country, he said. “We have seen a direct example of this during this festive season. Last month in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ I had laid emphasis on ‘Vocal for Local’ i.E. Buying local products. Within the last few days, business worth more than Rs 4 lakh crore has been done in the country on Diwali, Bhaiya Dooj and Chhath,” he said. And during this period, tremendous enthusiasm was seen among the people in buying products Made in India, Modi said.
“Now even our children, while buying something at the shop, have started checking whether Made in India is mentioned on them or not. Not only that, nowadays, people do not forget to check the country of origin while purchasing goods online,” he said.

Modi said that just as the very success of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ is becoming its inspiration, the success of ‘Vocal For Local’ is opening the doors to a ‘developed India – prosperous India’.
“This campaign of ‘Vocal For Local’ strengthens the economy of the entire country. The Vocal For Local campaign is a guarantee of employment. This is a guarantee of development; this is the guarantee of balanced development of the country,” he said. This provides equal opportunities to both urban and rural people, he added. “This also paves the way for value addition in local products, and if ever, there are ups and downs in the global economy, the mantra of Vocal For Local also protects our economy,” Modi asserted.

It is the second consecutive year when the trend of buying some goods through cash payments on the occasion of Deepawali is gradually on the decline, he said. “That means, people are making more and more digital payments now. This is also very encouraging. You can do one more thing. Decide for yourself that for one month you will make payments only through UPI or any digital medium and not through cash,” he said. “The success of the digital revolution in India has made this absolutely possible. And when one month is over, please share your experiences and your photos with me. I wish you all the best in advance from now itself,” Modi said.

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