Amid farmers’ call for ‘Thali Challenge’, PM Modi addresses Mann Ki Baat

Amid farmers' call for 'Thali Challenge', PM Modi addresses Mann Ki Baat

Farmers protest against farm laws 2020: Amid farmers’ call for ‘Thali challenge’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 72nd edition of the radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’, which will also be the last of the year 2020.

On Friday, the PM Narendra Modi had asked people to share their inputs and ideas for his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat.

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The development comes amid threat from protesting farmers to bang thalis to “wash out” the programme.

Meanwhile, people from across the nation supported farmers and banged thalis to express their solidarity with them.

Farmers protest against farm laws 2020: Amid farmers' call for 'Thali challenge', Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Mann ki Baat.

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Here’s what PM Narendra Modi said during Mann Ki Baat despite farmers’ call for Thali Challenge: 

“Due to Corona, the supply chains got disrupted the world over but we learnt new lessons from each crisis. The nation also developed new capabilities. We can call this capability ‘Aatmanirbharata’ or self-reliance,” he said.

Farmers protest against farm laws 2020: Amid farmers' call for 'Thali challenge', Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Mann ki Baat.

PM Modi said, “Customers too are demanding ‘Made In India’ toys. This is a big change in the thought process. This is a living example of a major transformation in people’s attitude and that too within a period of one year. It’s not easy to gauge this transformation.”

Farmers protest against farm laws 2020: Amid farmers' call for 'Thali challenge', Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Mann ki Baat.

“I call upon our manufacturers and industry leaders that when people have taken determined step forward & when the mantra of ‘Vocal for Local’ is resonating in every house, it is time to ensure that our products are world-class,” he added.

-PTC News