Mann Ki Baat: PM Reasserts ‘Dawai Bhi, Kadai Bhi’ Amid COVID Surge

PM Modi took to Twitter to seek suggestions on topics that people wanted him to discuss on Mann Ki Baat.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing people on his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat.’ Image used for representational purpose.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated the slogan 'Dawai bhi, Kadai bhi' through the 75th edition of his monthly radio program 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, 28 March, as he urged people to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines strictly.

“It was in March last year when we heard the term ‘Janata Curfew’. It became an inspiration for the entire world as it was an extraordinary example of discipline. Laud citizen’s conduct during Janata Curfew,” he said.

During his address, PM Modi also hailed the corona warriors and talked about India’s vaccination program.

“In March last year, all of us were worried about vaccination against coronavirus. But today, India is running the world’s biggest vaccination drive,” PM Modi added.

He informed the people about all the elderly people who had taken the vaccine and appealed to others to take the vaccine. “A 109-year-old elderly mother from Jaunpur UP, Ram Dulaiya Ji has taken vaccination; similarly 107-year-old Kewal Krishna Ji in Delhi has taken the dose of the vaccine. 100-year-old Jai Chaudhary from Hyderabad has taken the vaccine,” he said.

He began the program by thanking all the listeners as he addressed and said, “I express thanks to all the listeners of Mann ki Baat, since this journey just wouldn’t have been possible without your support. It seems like just yesterday when we had embarked upon this journey of thoughts and ideas,” PM Modi said.

“How big a pleasant coincidence it is that today I got an opportunity to express my 75th Mann ki Baat! This very month is the one that marks the commencement of ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ of the 75 years of Independence”, he added.

PM Modi also lauded the achievements of women sportspersons like Mithali Raj and PV Sindhu. “Mitali Raj has inspired many women and men in the world. I congratulate her for achieving 10,000 runs in women’s cricket. PV Sindhu won the Silver medal recently. I am happy that daughters are creating a niche for themselves in sports and other segments in life.”

“In the month of March when we are celebrating Women's Day, many women players secured records and medals in their name. India bagged top position during the ISSF World Cup shooting organised at Delhi. India also topped the gold medals tally,” he added.

He also greeted people for the upcoming festivals of Holi, New Year Celebrations of Ugadi, Tamil Puthandu, Gudi Padwa, Bihu, Navreh, Pohela Boishakh, Baisakhi and Vishu, Navratri, Ram Navmi, Easter and Ambedkar Jayanti.

Earlier, PM Modi took to Twitter to seek suggestions on topics for him to discuss on future editions of Mann Ki Baat.

On the 74th edition of the programme in February, he had focussed on the idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India), urging people to use indigenous products.

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