Some best things to know about Mann ki Baat hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Mann ki Baat is a radio programme broadcasted on All India Radio and individually hosted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The show was launched by the Prime Minister himself to address the masses of India freely.
Here are the top facts about "Mann ki Baat"
- The Prime Minister promised the general masses to hold regular radio chats with the general masses all over India twice a month on Sunday at 11 am
- The first show was a great success and around 66.7 per cent of the people listened to it and found it useful
- In the first show Narendra Modi asked the listeners to walk on the path of Mahatama Gandhi and start wearing Khadi. He also touched the topics of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, India's progressive Mars Mission, skill development and his website
- Feeds of the 20-minutes long episode is broadcasted on the television and private radio by the Doordarshan's Direct to Home (DTH) service Freedish.
- He expressed his happiness over how the radio has let him reach out to the remotest and poorest villages of India.
- The second program was aired on November 2, 2014 which discussed several government initiatives and the success of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan
- On January 27, 2015, a day after the Republic Day, US President Barack Obama co-hosted the show. The US President shared his country's policies that had been implemented and their impacts.
- All India Radio extracted larger revenues from Mann Ki Baat. A 10-second ad slot for the show on AIR cost about 2 lakh rupees while the usual ad slots sold for INR 500-1500 per 10 seconds
- The cost spent on the newspaper advertisement of this new campaign was 1-1.5 crore Rupees, incurred by the BJP-led government
- The show received behemoth of feedback and suggestions on the website mygov.in which were appreciated by the Prime Minister and shared by him.
- He also touched upon the recent success of the Mars Mission and praised Indian scientists.
- He encouraged people to keep writing to him and share their thoughts on the website www.mygov.in.
- He emphasized that India belongs to each Indian citizen and this sense
of belonging should bring people together and become a part of the
development. He said ," if everyone takes a step forward then India will
take 125 crore steps".
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