The Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat on Sunday urged the countrymen to be ready to celebrate India’s 74th Independence Day next month.
And asked to support the athletes in the Tokyo Olympics.
Addressing the state through his month-to-month radio program Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that every Indian felt proud to see the contingent at the Tokyo Olympics and urged people to make Team India happy and requested help. “To guide our Olympic group on social media, the ‘Victory Punch Campaign’ has started. You support your team and share the victory. And the Prime Minister said that you also share the victory of the country. And cheer for India,
Referring to August 15, PM Modi said this year’s Independence Day is special since India is entering the 75th year of its independence. He said that a website called Rashtragaan.in has been created, and urged people across the nation to send a recording of singing the national anthem of India.
During the address, the prime minister also urged people to read the story of Kargil ahead of Kargil Vijay Diwas tomorrow. “Tomorrow is Kargil Vijay Diwas. Kargil war is such a symbol of valour and discipline of our armed forces which the entire world has witnessed. I would like you to read the thrilling story of Kargil. Let us all salute the brave hearts of Kargil,” he said.
He also said that the Ministry of Culture had taken up a new initiative to mark Amrut Mahotsav. The idea behind this was to make people follow the path shown by the freedom fighters, he said.
Talking about the National Handloom Day which is celebrated on August 7, Modi spoke about the historical background, when the Swadeshi movement began in 1905. He urged people to support local entrepreneurs, artists, artisans, weavers by buying handloom and Khadi products. “Buy handloom products and share on social media with #MyHandloomMyPride,” Modi said.
PM Modi also spoke about how technology was being harnessed for the greater good, by speaking about the life journeys of two people from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
At the end of the speech, PM Modi said that the Covid – 19 pandemic was not over and asked the citizens to follow Covid-19 protocols and maintain social distancing.