Narendra Modi is currently addressing the 51st episode of Mann Ki Baat-the last episode of his tenure as the Prime Minister in 2018. The programme usually focuses on social, national and international issues such as girl education, climate change, drug addiction etc.

Here are the live updates:

Starting the show on a positive note, Modi said “I hope that in 2019 too, India will continue its journey of growth and development.

In 2018, health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat was launched. Electricity reached every village of the country. World agencies recognise that India is pulling its citizens out of poverty at a record pace, added Modi.

Speaking about the achievements of the year in Sports, Modi praised 16 year old Rajni who had one a gold medal in the Junior Women’s Boxing Championship. 20 year old Vedangi Kulkarni from Pune who became the fastest Asian Woman to travel around the world on a cycle.

“For 159 days, she used to cycle 300km each day. Her passion for cycling is commendable”, remarked Modi.

Further speaking about the nuclear advancements, Modi said, “It was during this very year that our country has successfully accomplished the Nuclear Triad, which means we are now armed with nuclear capabilities-in water, on land and in the sky as well. I sincerely hope that India’s journey on the path of advancement and progress continues through 2019 too. Taking her to newer heights with her inner strengths”

The programme is live on Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) and can also be streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, AIR and DD News. It will also be available on AIR’s website www.allindiaradio.gov.in. 

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