‘Be it Covid, women’s issues or sports, PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat played an important role’ | tennis news
As Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program which started almost seven and a half years ago has reached its 100th episode, it is time to look back at what it has achieved and continue Have to look towards a better India, which will be its ultimate goal.
Being a non-political forum, the program probably carries more weight than if it was focused on a political agenda. The Prime Minister’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has united the society and the country in many ways and perhaps this is its biggest achievement. Shri Modi ji’s charismatic style of speaking and the depth of his speeches delivered in his unique and simple style have certainly kept the public interested and engaged for a long time. In fact, it has left them asking for more.
As a professional athlete representing India, it was a thrill to be encouraged by the Hon’ble Prime Minister at various stages during the last few years. I had the great honor of interacting with Shri Modi ji on live television after winning a medal at the Asian Games and then before leaving for the Olympics with the rest of the Indian contingent. He has talked about sports and sportspersons in the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program and has drawn the nation’s attention to how hard athletes are working to raise the country’s name in the international arena. It is not only enlightening, it is a step that has encouraged thousands of youngsters to take up the sport seriously with a dream and vision to bring glory to the motherland in the years to come.
When I announced my retirement from professional tennis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself wrote a letter congratulating me on a wonderful career. It was a poignant moment. I have always felt proud to represent my country but when your hard work, your dedication is approved by the Prime Minister of the country, you are inspired to do something bigger for the country. The encouraging letter from the Prime Minister is a testimony to the fact that the country is taking sports very seriously and the government is making all-out efforts to boost the morale of the sportspersons.
Over the years, through this unique programme, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has focused on several important aspects of everyday life, including proper techniques to tackle examinations, art and culture, water and forest conservation, cleanliness Importance, defense involves the progress of the country and the progress of the country. Health sector, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign and many other topics are included. He also talked about people striving for the betterment of the society, natural farming, Khelo India, the innovations of veterans and youth of the country. The goal is to make the way of life better and better in our country.
People of our country have remarked that the Prime Minister has introduced the common man to the cultures of the length and breadth of India and has spread knowledge across the country about the various festivals celebrated in different parts and states of India. This has led to greater understanding about the way of life of people living in the remotest corners of the country and has also increased the unity of the nation.
He has also talked at length about the environment and warned our countrymen about the dangers that loom over us if we do not take steps to improve the environment. Climate change is another topic he talked about extensively. Hon’ble Prime Minister has effectively used the platform of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to discuss women empowerment as well.
She has talked about self-help groups and how women in villages are contributing significantly to the economic development of the country by taking advantage of several government schemes, which came into existence because of the vision of our Prime Minister. He shares his achievements with the countrymen through communication.
The Prime Minister has discussed almost every issue related to health through this program and called upon people to adopt a healthy lifestyle. A healthy nation is a prosperous and successful nation and Shri Narendra Modi ji has left no stone unturned to educate people about the short term and long term benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
‘Mann Ki Baat’ played an important and effective role in the Corona period. By involving the 130 crore population of our country in the fight against Covid, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has been able to keep the enthusiasm and morale alive in all corners of India despite the hardships the virus has brought upon the world.
(The author is the winner of six Grand Slam tennis titles and the only Indian to win a WTA singles title.)