In his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that people have supported ‘vocal for local’ campaign and asked manufacturers and industry leaders to ensure that world-class products are made in the country. Addressing the nation through 72nd edition of his monthly radio programme, he said the outgoing year saw the spirit of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ echo in society.
Key takeaways from PM Modi’s last Mann Ki Baat of 2020
1) PM Modi urges people to buy Kashmiri saffron
PM Modi appealed to people to buy Kashmiri saffron and said that his government is working to make it a ‘globally popular brand’. He said that Kashmiri saffron, which recently got the GI tag, represents the rich cultural heritage of Jammu and Kashmir. Saffron has been associated with Kashmir for centuries. Kashmir saffron is mainly grown in areas such as Pulwama, Budgam and Kishtwar.
2) Manufacturers should ensure Indian products are world-class
Modi also urged citizens to take new year resolution for the betterment of the country, use more local products in their day-to-day lives. “I urge manufacturers and industry leaders of the country, people of the country have taken a firm step moving a bold step forward. Vocal for local is reverberating in each and every household in such a scenario, it is time to ensure that our products meet global standards.” he said.
3) PM Modi praises ‘can-do’ and ‘will do’ spirit of the youth of India
“When I see the youth of India, I feel delighted and assured. Delighted and assured because the youth of my country has the ‘can do’ approach and the ‘will do’ spirit in them. No challenge is too big for them. Nothing is out of reach for them,”the Prime Minister said.
4) ‘Wisdom starts with inquisitiveness’
PM Modi said that till the time there is curiosity, learning new continues. “Curiosity inspires you to constantly search for the new… Till the time there is curiosity, there is life. Till the time there is curiosity, the chain of learning new continues. Age and circumstances do not matter,” he added.
5) Resolve to make India free from single-use plastic
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to resolve to make the country free from single-use plastic. “We should take a vow that we will not litter, this is the first resolve of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. I want to remind you of one more thing which couldn’t be discussed that much because of the coronavirus pandemic. We have to make our country free from single-use plastic; this should also be one of the resolutions for 2021,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Sikh Gurus and remembered their sacrifices and stated that they helped preserve the present fabric of India and keep it intact.
‘Mann ki Baat’ is the Prime Minister’s monthly radio programme to the nation, which is broadcasted on the last Sunday of every month.