While addressing the 95th episode of monthly radio program “Mann Ki Baat” Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning said that India is capable of providing solutions to the varied challenges being faced globally.
“India will assume presidentship of powerful grouping G20 on December 1. For India it is a huge opportunity. India must utilise opportunity of G20 leadership by focusing on global good and welfare,” he said.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union are all members of the G20.
“India has solution to challenges related to all such things, whether it peace or unity, sensitivity to environment or sustainable development,” he said.
Highlights of today’s Mann Ki Baat
During the program he shared Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite bhajan ‘Vaishnava Jana’. Interestingly, though, the version shared by the prime minister was sung by a Greek singer – Konstantinos Kalaitzis – using Greek folk instruments – the klarino and Cretan lyra.
“All of you must have heard this song sometime or the other. After all, this is Bapu’s favourite song, but if I tell you that the singers who have sung it are from Greece, then you will definitely be surprised! And this thing will also fill you with pride,” he tweeted.
Further, PM Modi also talked about the first rocket to have been launched by a private company in India that is Vikram-S.
“On the 18th of November, the whole country witnessed new history being made in the space sector. On this day, India sent its first such rocket into space, which was designed and prepared by the private sector of India. The name of this rocket is – ‘Vikram-S’. As soon as this first rocket of the indigenous Space Start-up made a historic flight from Sriharikota, the heart of every Indian swelled with pride,” Modi told the audience.
He also spoke about the lifestyle of the Naga community in Nagaland, Modi said “their art-culture and music attracts everyone” and was “an important part of the glorious heritage of our country”.
He spoke of an organisation called the “Lidi-Cro-U” that was formed by members of the community to “save Naga traditions and pass them on to the next generation”.He then urged people to make “such efforts in their respective areas”.
The PM spoke of muscular dystrophy, a “genetic disease that can occur at any age, in which the muscles of the body begin to weaken”
He added that the condition makes it difficult for the “patient to do even his small tasks of daily life”, adding that a centre in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan called “Manav Mandir” run by the Indian Association of Muscular Dystrophy to treat the issue. “Along with Physiotherapy, Electrotherapy, and Hydrotherapy, diseases are also treated here with the help of Yoga-Pranayama,” he said.