This Article is From Jun 28, 2015

'What We Witnessed on Yoga Day Stirred My Conscience,' Says PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Speaking in the latest installment of his 'Mann ki Baat' series of radio addresses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tounched on a number of topics.

Here are the highlights of what he said:
  • During the last 'Mann ki Baat', I asked you to share pictures from across India using the hashtag '#IncredibleIndia'.
  • So many pepole have shared pictures using this hashtag. We should continue this.
  • The world must get a glimpse of Incredible India.
  • On International Yoga Day, it was a matter of pride that it was performed all over the world.
  • The rays of the sun were welcomed by yoga all over the world.
  • Yoga was performed at some of the most iconic locations around the world - Eiffel Tower in Paris, Times Square in New York and Opera House in Sydney.
  • Our Army performed yoga at Siachen and our Navy did it on their ships.
  • When I saw UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon performing yoga, it made me happy.
  • Curiosity has grown around the world about India.
  • The world wants to know about our culture, tradition and values.
  • We have to spread our message of non-violence to the world.
  • But to do this, we need to proud of ourselves.
  • There are many such things that our ancestors have left us.
  • And the world can benefit by accessing these.
  • We had set ourselves a target to build toilets in all schools by August 15.
  • The date is almost upon us.
  • It was a task that had not been achieved in 60 years, that we resolved to do in months.
  • I am happy to say we have made great strides.
  • In the past few months, we have launched 3 welfare schemes. In a short span of time, over 10 crore people have joined that scheme.
  • Raksha Bandhan is upon us. The tradition is for men to give gifts to women they consider their sisters.
  • This Raksha Bandhan, as a gift, let us enrol our sisters in social sescurity schemes worth 12 rupees or 330 rupees.
  • Can you image that the Department of AYUSH, a small department, could successfully organise such a massive undertaking.
  • Kaam karti sarkar (government that works) - this is how I see the events of the past few days.
  • When Jan Dhan accounts had to be opened the bank employees became very active and did the work.
  • When the government wants to work for the welfare of everyone, everyone contributes to that effort.
  • A lot f poeple have asked me speak about the monsoon.
  • The first day of rain is always welcomed enthusiastically by everyone.
  • I am sure most of you would have enjoyed the rain with pakodas and hot tea.
  • Every drop of water is important. Each drop should be conserved.
  • This is the season when you should plant as many trees as possible.
  • The rainy season is also one where there are a lot of diseases around.
  • Most of you drink only boiled water.
  • The government is also implementing its 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign.
  • I am happy that a sarpanch in Haryana initiated a 'selfie with daughter'.
  • I urge all of you to share a selfie with your daughters, using the hashtag SelfieWithDaughter.
  • Share this with a tagline that will promote the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign.