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Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Modi urges people to make Indian toys famous

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his thoughts on various topics with the people at home and abroad through his monthly radio program “Mann Ki Baat”. He addressed the 91st edition of the half-hour show, which airs on the last Sunday of each month. The Prime Minister said the citizens will witness a splendid and historic moment as India completes 75 years of independence on August 15 this year.

He also paid tribute to all freedom fighters including Shaheed Udham Singh who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Take a look at the highlights of the 91st edition of “Mann Ki Baat”

1) India‘s freedom struggle

During his speech on the Mann Ki Baat program today, the Prime Minister spoke about India’s freedom struggle and said that Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was taking the form of a mass movement. He cited an example of events that took place in Meghalaya and Karnataka earlier this month.

“People remembered the brave warrior of Meghalaya U Tirot Singh on his death anniversary. Tirot Singh fiercely opposed the British plot to control the hills of Khasi and destroy the culture there. Many artists gave great performances in this program,” he said.

Further, Prime Minister Modi said, “In Karnataka, a unique campaign named Amrita Bharathi Kannadarthi has also been launched. In this, large programs related to the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav have been organized in 75 places in the state. In these, apart from remembering the great freedom fighters of Karnataka, efforts have also been made to highlight local literary achievements.”

He said another undertaking which was undertaken in July this year is Azadi Ki Railgadi Aur Railway Station. The aim of this effort is to make people aware of the role of Indian Railways in the struggle for freedom. He said there are many such stations in the country, which are associated with the history of the freedom movement like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Junction Gomoh, Kakori Station, Vanchi Maniyachchi Junction, etc.

He said that from August 13 to 13, “Har Ghar Tiranga- Har Ghar Tiranga” is also organized. He urged people to change their social media profile pictures to tricolor from August 2 to August 15 this year.

2) Importance of Ayurveda

Prime Minister Modi claimed that AYUSH has played a crucial role in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic, adding that there is a growing interest in Ayurveda and Indian medicine all over the world. He informed that AYUSH’s exports have seen record growth and many new start-ups are also emerging in this sector. A global Ayush investment and innovation summit was also held recently, during which investment proposals of around 10,000 crore was received.

“During Covid-19, there has been a lot of increase in herbal medicine research. Many studies have been published on this subject. India’s virtual herbarium was just launched in July,” he added.

3) The Indian toy industry

Prime Minister Modi said India’s local toys are eco-friendly, in line with both tradition and nature. He said the country’s toy imports have been reduced by 70 percent from before.

“Indian manufacturers are now making toys based on Indian mythology, history and culture. Indian toy manufacturers also work closely with leading global toy brands. In Bangalore, a start-up named Shumme Toys focuses on eco-friendly toys. In Gujarat, Arkidzoo Company manufactures AR-based flash cards and AR-based storybooks. Pune-based company Funvention is committed to sparking children’s interest in science, technology and math through learning, toys and activity puzzles,” quoted PM Modi.

4) Indian athletes

In his address, Prime Minister Modi sent his best wishes to PV Sindhu for winning his maiden Singapore Open title. Neeraj Chopra also continued his excellent performance and won the silver medal for the country at the World Championships in Athletics, he said.

“At Ireland Para Badminton International as well, our players enhanced the glory of the country by winning 11 medals. Indian players also performed well at the World Cadet Wrestling Championships held in Rome. Our athlete Suraj made some wonders in the Greco-Roman event. He won the wrestling gold medal in this event after a long hiatus of 32 years,” he added.

5) Class 10th, 12th exam results

He said, “I congratulate all the students who have achieved success through hard work and dedication. Due to the pandemic, the last two years have been extremely difficult. The courage and restraint shown by our young people in these circumstances is truly commendable. I wish everyone a bright future.”

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