'Mann ki Baat' turns 50: A look back at what PM Modi has said since 2014

Nov 24, 2018, 13:50 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio broadcast 'Mann ki Baat', which completes 50 episodes this Sunday, saw him flagging several key issues, including education of the girl child, tackling exam stress, curbing pollution and drug menace, in his previous addresses. Here we made a list of the major topics picked by PM Modi:

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PM Modi: Mann ki baat

PM Modi: Mann ki baat

In October 2014, in the very first episode, PM Modi urged citizens to use at least one khadi product, saying it would help poor weavers. A statement from the Prime Minister's Office issued Friday said that after the episode was aired, the sale of khadi products went up by 120 percent. Image Source: PTI

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PM Modi: Drugs free India

PM Modi: Drugs free India

Taking a cue from a listener, Modi dedicated the entire December 2014 episode to making India drug-free. He requested all those active on the social media to create a continuous online movement by using #DrugsFreeIndia hashtag. Image Source: PTI

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PM Modi with then US President Barack Obama

PM Modi with then US President Barack Obama

The episode in January 2015, was the first ever joint radio address by an Indian Prime Minister and an American President. Image Source: PTI

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PM Modi: What makes you smile after a long day at work?

PM Modi: What makes you smile after a long day at work?

PM Modi and then US President Barack Obama shared some personal stories and accounts and answered questions like "what makes you smile after a long day at work?” or "did you ever think you would reach the position you have reached today?" Image Source: Reuters

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PM Modi: Exam Warriors

PM Modi: Exam Warriors

The PM also discussed how exams should be celebrated as a festival. The PM followed it up with a book titled "Exam Warriors" which discussed how to deal with exam pressure as well as a community-driven initiative to make exams fun. Image Source: PTI

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PM Modi: International Yoga Day

PM Modi: International Yoga Day

In May 2015, the PM talked extensively about June 21 being declared by the United Nations as the 'International Yoga Day'. Image Source: PTI

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PM Modi: Selfie with daughter

PM Modi: Selfie with daughter

In June 2015, the prime minister shared the account of a Haryana village sarpanch who launched #SelfieWithDaughter campaign and the hashtag soon became a social media rage with millions of posts from citizens from all walks of life - celebrities, national as well as global leaders, the statement said. Image Source: PTI

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PM Modi: Haryana sex ratio

PM Modi: Haryana sex ratio

Modi had termed the initiative special for Haryana as the state has a skewed sex ratio. Image Source: PTI

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