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PM Modi expresses gratitude to voters in first 'Mann Ki Baat' episode after 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Mann ki Baat: This is the first 'Mann Ki Baat' for the Prime Minister, who came back to power three times after the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Annesha Barua -- June 30th 2024 09:07 AM -- Updated: June 30th 2024 11:18 AM
PM Modi expresses gratitude to voters in first 'Mann Ki Baat' episode after 2024 Lok Sabha polls

PM Modi expresses gratitude to voters in first 'Mann Ki Baat' episode after 2024 Lok Sabha polls

PTC News Desk: The monthly radio program "Mann Ki Baat," hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, returned on Sunday following a three-month break because of the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. This was PM Modi's first "Mann Ki Baat" episode following his reelection to a third term. The show provides a forum for him to speak with the public directly on important matters.

In his speech, PM Modi congratulated the electorate for returning the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to government.

"We'd like to invite everyone to watch this month's #MannKiBaat at eleven a.m. Prior to the show, PM Modi posted on X, saying, "Happy to be back on this medium, highlighting collective efforts for societal good."

On June 18, Prime Minister Modi said that the initiative would resume. He also invited the people to share their thoughts and opinions via the MyGov Open Forum, the NaMo App, or by leaving messages at 1800-11-7800.

"Happy to announce that #MannKiBaat is back after a few months hiatus owing to the elections! The program for this month is scheduled for Sunday, June 30. I'm asking everyone to contribute their thoughts and ideas on the matter," PM Modi declared.

Usually, the program airs on the final Sunday of every month. The last episode aired on February 25 and was then momentarily stopped because of the election process.

Launched in October 2014, "Mann Ki Baat" gives the Prime Minister a direct line of communication with the people, allowing him or her to discuss a range of subjects including policies, matters of national concern, and motivational speeches.

With the help of more than 500 All India Radio broadcast centers, it is aired in 22 Indian languages and 29 dialects in addition to 11 foreign languages, including French, Chinese, and Arabic, to a large audience.

Previous and 110th episode of Mann Ki Baat

The final episode of PM Modi's monthly "Mann Ki Baat" show aired on February 25. Following that, it was put on hold because of the approaching Lok Sabha elections.

In the 110th episode of the show, PM Modi declared, "Mann ki Baat will not be broadcast for the next three months in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls."

"Friends, the next time I converse with you, I will meet you with new energy and new information," he added, capping off the final episode. The Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct (MCC) states that the government cannot provide itself an undue advantage over rivals by using publicly funded platforms or official events. This was the reasoning behind PM's "Mann Ki Baat" interim suspension.

The seven phases of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections took place between April 19 and June 1. The 18th Lok Sabha was formed as a consequence of the vote counting that ended on June 4.

What is Mann Ki Baat?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts the monthly radio show Mann Ki Baat, where he speaks with Indian citizens on significant national themes and issues.

Every month on the last Sunday, the show airs. Mann Ki Baat was introduced on October 3, 2014, with the intention of interacting with different groups within Indian culture, such as women, the elderly, and young people.

'Mann Ki Baat' is broadcast in eleven foreign languages, including French, Chinese, Indonesian, Tibetan, Burmese, Baluchi, Arabic, Pashtu, Persian, Dari, and Swahili, in addition to 22 Indian languages and 29 dialects. The program reaches listeners through more than 500 broadcast centers of All India Radio.

Over 100 crore people have watched "Mann Ki Baat" at least once, according to a study on the show's influence. It speaks with listeners directly, spotlights the accomplishments and changemakers at the local level, and has motivated the people to take constructive action.

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- With inputs from agencies

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