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Live updates: PM Modi addresses 'Mann Ki Baat'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on 22 May at 11 am. He is expected to address several issues such as the CBSE results and the heat wave in the country.

It is the 20th edition of the programme. Selected voice messages, which were shared by people via toll-free number 1800-3000-7800, may be included in the programme.

Here are the live updates:

- I am always excited to talk to you, to the people of this nation.

- Temperature is rising, tension started with the news of monsoon getting delayed by one week. There is a hope that temperature will fall, but it is rising day by day

- It is our duty to conserve water and save trees, said PM Modi in the wake of heat waves.

- Protecting water and forest is our duty.

- So many states have undertaken wonderful efforts to mitigate the drought. This is cutting across party lines.

- Got opportunity to meet Chief Ministers of drought affected states, decided to meet every CM individually as opposed to calling all CMs together.

- Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have used technology very well to mitigate the drought. Jan Bhagidari (public participation) is also vital.

- We feel refreshed splashing water on our faces when we feel tired, this is such a precious gift of god. I appeal upon citizens to pledge to not waste water in June, July, August and September this year.

-There was a time when there was barter system, no coins or currency notes available.

-Gradually, coins and currency came in. But now times have changed. people moving towards a cashless society.

- World is moving towards a cashless society and more technology is being used.

- The concept of cashless society may turn out to be a success.

- An atmosphere should be created in nation to encourage our sports persons who are going for Rio Olympics 2016.

- When we talk about the Olympics we do feel sad at the medal tally. But we need to create the right atmosphere to encourage athletes.

-Congratulations to all the candidates for their scores. Happy to see girl students shine.

- For those who did not clear and succeed, life does not stop here. There is a lot to do.

- Want to request all parents and guardians to accept their children's results with a sense of satisfaction & motivate them for future.

- At times I see, poor families have to spend too much for health issues. There is no cost involved in being healthy.

- Prevention is better than cure. Yoga Day on June 21 is not merely an event, it inspires to include it in our daily routine for 20-30 min.

First published: 22 May 2016, 11:05 IST