On the occasion of the 100th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ being broadcast on Sunday, special events were conducted across the nation to commemorate the occasion. Here is what occurred in some states and territories:
Jammu and Kashmir: To commemorate the 100th episode of Mann ki Baat and raise awareness against drug misuse and drug trafficking, 100 marathons were held across the Union Territory. After flagging off one of the marathons, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha accompanied several eminent personalities at an event held at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu to listen to the Mann ki Baat episode. He praised Mann ki Baat as a source of motivation for individuals to pursue their ambitions. The BJP also organised events at the booth level.
Karnataka: The 100th episode of Mann ki Baat aired as the Prime Minister campaigned in Karnataka ahead of the state’s Assembly election. M G Mahesh, the BJP’s spokesman in Karnataka, stated that party leaders across the state had organised booth-level events to commemorate the occasion and that more than ten million people participated. J P Nadda, national president of the BJP, listened to an episode of Mann Ki Baat in the Davangere district community of Honnali.
Gujarat: Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Governor Acharya Devvrat attended the 100th episode’s special screenings. The Chief Minister witnessed the event in Ahmedabad’s Shilaj village. The Governor attended an event at Gandhinagar’s Raj Bhavan. “(Mann ki Baat) has enabled average citizens to achieve new heights in their respective disciplines. Devvrat stated that (the prime minister) has given global recognition to those who selflessly serve.
Governor CV Ananda Bose of West Bengal listened to the episode at an affair held at Raj Bhavan. “Mann ki Baat has transformed the lives of countless individuals. Bose stated that such a programme could only be created by a person who considers the numerous issues faced by the common man. Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP, a member of the opposition, attended such an event in his constituency, Nandigram.
Chief Minister Manik Saha, his Cabinet ministers, party leaders, and government officials attended the speech’s live broadcast at the state Governor’s residence in Tripura.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami of Uttarakhand listened to the programme at a Nainital event attended by officials and schoolchildren.
Haryana’s chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, joined members of the public in Panchkula for an engagement. Khattar stated that such events were held at 100 locations in each Assembly district of the province. He stated that it was a source of pride for Haryana that in the 100th episode, the Prime Minister praised the efforts of Sunil Jaglan (for the ‘Selfie With Daughter’ campaign), a resident of Bibipur village in Jind district, and Pradeep Sangwan (for his mountain-cleaning campaigns), a resident of Charkhi Dadri.
Goa: Attending an event in Sankhalim, Goa’s chief minister Pramod Sawant stated that the programme indicated a new direction for the nation. During an occasion at Raj Bhavan in Goa, Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai referred to Mann ki Baat as the largest non-political and positive mass communication programme.
At Raj Bhavan in Kerala, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan hosted a screening that Union Minister V Muraleedharan attended. Khan and Muraleedharan spoke to the audience, which included film director Major Ravi and former DGP T P Senkumar. The BJP also organised events at the booth level. Ma’din Academy, an Islamic educational institution in Malappuram, screened the programme to an audience of students and instructors.