Biplab, people listen to PM's Mann ki Baat

Biplab, people listen to PM's Mann ki Baat

Biplab, people listen to PM's Mann ki Baat

While addressing the nation, PM Modi also asked students across the country to join the government's "Swachh Bharat Summer" internship programme.

"But, the farmers in Kapkot village chose to come out of this situation and adopted a value addition process and changed the loss incurring equation into a profit-earning one", the Prime Minister said in his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat". Three ministries of the Indian government have announced the "Swachh Bharat Summer internship". "Let us think about ways to make the fourth Yoga Day memorable", Modi said.

He said those interns who accomplish their tasks well will be awarded two credit points each by the University Grants Commission.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged citizens to give due importance to water conservation and make it a collective responsibility, while pointing out that India's forefathers had successfully made water conservation "a way of life for centuries together". In the year 2017-18, close to Rs 35,000 crore was spent on water conservation, and around 150 lakh hectares of land benefited with the schemes, he said. Modi also pointed out that the government was doing its utmost in conservation of water, from Manarkovil, Chiran Mahadevi, Kovilpatti or Pudukottai in Tamil Nadu, with management for droughts, rock inscription on irrigation and other methods to ease the wastage of water. Such a programme is an experience in itself.

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The Prime Minister said, within a few days from now the holy month of Ramazan will begin which is celebrated with full reverence and respect throughout the world.

Modi then extended greetings on the occassion of Buddha Purnima. The Prime Minister said, April to July is the most suitable time for rainwater harvesting, and with advance preparations, a rich harvest can be reaped.

He said that Centre was taking initiatives to develop infrastructure for Buddhist tourism in an attempt to connect Southeast Asia to the important Buddhist sites in the country.

Modi also paid tributes to Rabindranath Tagore, whose birth anniversary falls on May 7, and said he used to listen to Rabindra Sangeet' when he was a child. "Today's world needs Lord Buddha's human values the most", Modi said, adding that Dr BR Ambedkar was an ardent follower of Buddha and his teachings.

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