On Last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Of 2022, PM Modi Recalls India’s Achievements In Defence, Space, Health

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation in the 96th and this year’s last edition of his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme. The Prime Minister said, “The year 2022 was wonderful, India completed 75 years of Independence while ‘Amrit Kaal’ began. India progressed rapidly & became the world’s fifth-largest economy.”

He said that India touched the milestone of 220 crore vaccination and Indian exports crossed the magical number of $440 billion in 2022.

PM said, “2022 is the year of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ with the commissioning of the first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. India showed strength in Space, Drone and Defence Sector.”

Emphasing on India’s health sector, the PM said. “Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Center’s research shows that yoga is effective for patients with breast cancer. As per the centre, regularly practising Yoga brought a 15 percent reduction in the recurrence of the disease among patients.”

He said, “In the last few years, we overcame various challenges in the health sector. We eradicated smallpox & polio-like diseases from India. Now, Kala Azar disease will also be eradicated. This disease is now only in 4 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand.”

PM Modi also remembered former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion of his birth anniversary. He said, “Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee took India to newer heights in every sector including education, foreign policy, and the field of infrastructure.”

Talking about the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, he said, “Namami Gange mission has also helped improve the biodiversity. ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ has become firmly rooted in the mind of every Indian. The legacy of cleanliness is now being carried by all Indians together.”

Prime Minister Modi extended his greetings on Christmas saying it is the time to remember Lord Jesus Christ’s life and teachings.

Notably, this ‘Mann Ki Baat’ edition coincides with the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Christmas celebrations.

Earlier this month, PM Modi urged citizens to give inputs for the programme. In a tweet, the PM said, “2022’s last #MannKiBaat will take place on the 25th of this month. I am eager to receive your inputs for the programme. I urge you to write on the NaMo App, MyGov or record your message on 1800-11-7800.”

The government, on mygov.in, said, “PM Narendra Modi looks forward to sharing his thoughts on themes and issues that matter to you. The Prime Minister invites you to share your ideas on topics he should address on the 96th Episode of Mann Ki Baat.”

“Send us your suggestions on the themes or issues you want the Prime Minister to speak about in the upcoming Mann Ki Baat episode. Share your views in this Open Forum or alternatively you can also dial the toll-free number 1800-11-7800 and record your message for the Prime Minister in either Hindi or English. Some of the recorded messages may become part of the broadcast,” it added.

The website further mentioned, “You can also give a missed call on 1922 and follow the link received in SMS to directly give your suggestions to the Prime Minister.”

In his previous and 95th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi said that the programme is a way for him to connect with 130 crore Indians.

He focused on India’s G20 Presidency saying PM, “G20 presidency is an opportunity for us. We have to focus on global good, be it peace, unity, or sustainable development, India has the solution to challenges related to these things. We have given the theme of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.”

“Telangana’s Hari Prasad sent me a hand-weaved logo of India’s G20,” the Prime Minister mentioned at the beginning of his address.

”People from across the country have written to me about how proud they are that India has got the G20 presidency. India has got this responsibility under Amrit Kaal”, he added.