Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited inputs from people for his monthly radio program "Mann ki Baat", to be aired on October 27, when the country will celebrate the Diwali festival.
"This month's Mann Ki Baat will take place on October 27, which is also the day of Diwali. Share your inputs for the programme. Dial 1800-11-7800, write on the NaMo App or on the MyGov Open Forum!" PM Narendra Modi tweeted on the 58th edition of his radio show.
The Prime Minister, addressing the nation in the 57th edition of the programme on September 29, had spoken about initiating a "Bharat Ki Laxmi'' campaign this Diwali to honour the girls who have brought a change in society.
This month's #MannKiBaat will take place on 27th October, which is also the day of Diwali.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 15, 2019
Share your inputs for the programme. Dial 1800-11-7800, write on the NaMo App or on the MyGov Open Forum! https://t.co/iQUpDOtGCfpic.twitter.com/B4pwYJlQQd
PM Modi had called on the citizens to outline the achievements of ''daughters'' of the country using the hashtag "BharatKiLaxmi".
"There must be numerous daughters amongst us, who, through their perseverance, diligence and talent have brought glory to their families, society and the country. This Diwali, can we arrange programmes to honour the Laxmi of India?" PM Modi had said.
"This time, let us do campaign #Bharatkilaxmi. Encouraging the Laxmi of Bharat amounts to strengthening the paths of prosperity for the country and her citizens," he added.
The Prime Minister had also praised the efforts of India's perhaps first ''plogger'' Ripudaman Belvi who launched a campaign to pick up litter while jogging. Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter. The Prime Minister also referred to Sister Mariam Thresia who will be declared a saint by Pope Francis on October 13 at the Vatican City.