Prime Minister’s Office
English rendering of PM’s address in the 96th Episode associated with ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on 25. 12. 2022
Posted On: 25 DEC 2022 11: 50AM by PIB Delhi
My dear countrymen, Namaskar. Today we are coming together for the particular ninety-sixth (96) episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The next episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will be the first episode of the year 2023. In the messages sent by you, you have also urged to speak about the particular departing 2022. Observation associated with the past always gives us inspiration for preparations for the present and the future. In 2022, the strength of the people of the particular country, their cooperation, their own resolve, their particular expansion of success was of such magnitude that it would be difficult in order to include all of those in ‘Mann Ki Baat’. 2022 has indeed been very inspiring, wonderful within many ways. This year India completed 75 years of her independence plus this very year Amritkal commenced. This season the country gained a new momentum, all the countrymen performed one better than the other. The various successes associated with 2022, today, have created a special place for India all over the world. 2022 i. e. Indian attaining the particular status from the world’s fifth largest economy; 2022, we. e. the record of India surpassing the incredible figure associated with 220 crore vaccines; 2022, i. e. India crossing the magical exports figure of 400 billion dollars; 2022, i actually. e. adopting the resolution of ‘Self-reliant India’ by the people, enliving it; 2022 meaning welcoming India’s 1st indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant, 2022 meaning India’s glory in Space, Drone and Defence Sector, 2022 meaning India’s might in every field | Even within the field of sports, be it the particular Commonwealth Games, or the victory associated with our women’s hockey team, our youth have shown tremendous potential.
Friends, along with all this, the year 2022 will always become remembered with regard to one more reason. This is the extension of the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’. The people of the particular country furthermore organized many amazing events to celebrate unity and togetherness. Be it the Madhavpur Mela in Gujarat, where Rukmini’s marriage, plus Lord Krishna’s relationship with the Northeast is celebrated, or the Kashi-Tamil Sangamam, many colors of unity were visible in these festivals. In 2022, the particular countrymen have scripted another chapter associated with immortal history. Who can forget the ‘Har GharTiranga’ campaign organised in the month of August! Those were the moments giving every countryman goose bumps. In this campaign associated with 75 many years of independence, the whole country assumed the hues of the tricolor. More than 6 crore people even delivered selfies using the tricolor. This Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will continue in the particular same way next year as well — it will certainly further strengthen the foundation of Amrit Kaal.
Friends, this year Of india has also got the responsibility associated with chairing the particular G-20 group. I had also discussed this in detail last time. In the year 2023, we have to take the enthusiasm of G-20 to new heights; make this particular event the mass movement.
My beloved countrymen, nowadays the festival of Christmas is also being celebrated with great fervour worldwide. It is a day in order to remember the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. I wish a person all the Merry Christmas.
Friends, today is furthermore the birthday of our respected Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. He has been a great statesman who gave exceptional leadership to the country. He has an unique place in the heart of every Indian. I have received a letter from Aasthaji through Kolkata. With this letter, she has mentioned about her recent visit to Delhi. She writes that will during this, she took time out to visit the PM Museum. She liked Atal ji’s gallery very much in this museum. The particular picture clicked there along with Atal ji has become memorable for her. Within Atal ji’s gallery, we can have a glimpse associated with his valuable contribution towards the country. Be it infrastructure, education or foreign policy, he strove to take India in order to new levels in each field. We once again solemnly bow to Atal ji from the core of my heart.
Friends, tomorrow, the particular 26th of December will be ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ and I will have the privilege of participating in a programme dedicated in order to the martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh ji plus Sahibzada Fateh Singh ji in Delhi on this occasion. The country will always remember the sacrifice associated with Sahibzade and Mata Gujri.
My dear countrymen, it is said here –
Satyam kim pramanam, pratyaksham kim pramanam.
That is, truth does not require proof, what is usually evident also will not require proof.
But when it comes to modern Medical Science, the most important thing is – Evidence. Lack of evidence based research within the context in our scriptures like Yoga and Ayurveda has always been the challenge which has been a part of Indian life regarding centuries- results are visible, but evidence is not. But, I am happy that in the particular era of Evidence-based medicine, Yoga plus Ayurveda are now standing up to the touchstone associated with tests of the modern era. All of you must possess heard about the particular Tata Memorial center inside Mumbai. This particular institute has earned a name intended for itself in Research, Innovation and Cancer care. An intensive study done simply by this center has revealed that yoga is really effective to get breast cancer patients. Tata Funeral Center offers presented the results of its research in the very prestigious Breast cancer conference held in America. These results have got attracted the particular attention from the world’s biggest experts. Because, Tata Memorial service center provides conveyed with evidence how patients have got benefited from Yoga. According to the research of this center, regular practice associated with yoga has reduced the risk of recurrence and death of breast malignancy patients by 15 percent. This is actually the very first example of Indian traditional medication being tested vis the vis the stringent standards of Western methods. Also, this is the initial study, within which yoga has already been found to improve the quality of life in women affected by breast cancer. Its long term benefits have furthermore come to the particular fore. The particular Tata Funeral service Center offers presented the results from the study at the European Society of Healthcare Oncology conference in Paris.
Friends, In today’s era, the more evidence-based Indian native medical systems are, the greater their acceptance will increase within the whole world. With this thought, an effort is also being made in Delhi’s AIIMS. Here, the Center pertaining to Integrative Medicine and Research was established six years ago in order to validate our traditional medical practices. Latest Modern Techniques and Research Methods are used in this particular. The center offers already published 20 papers in reputed international journals. A paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology describes the benefits of yoga meant for patients suffering from syncope. Similarly, in a Paper associated with Neurology Journal, in Migraine, the advantages of yoga have been explained. Apart from these types of, studies are usually being done regarding the particular benefits of yoga exercise in many other diseases as well. Like Heart Disease, Depression, Sleep Disorder plus problems faced by women during pregnancy.
Buddies, a few days ago I was in Goa designed for the World Ayurveda Congress. Delegates through more than 40 countries participated within it and more than 550 Scientific Papers were presented here. Around 215 companies from around the world including India displayed their products in the exhibition here. Within this expo which went on just for four days, more compared to one lakh people enjoyed their experience related to Ayurveda. Even in the particular Ayurveda Our elected representatives, I reiterated the point for proof based research to the Ayurveda experts gathered from almost all over the world. The way we all are seeing the power of Yoga and Ayurveda in this time of the Corona global pandemic, evidence-based study related in order to these will prove to be extremely significant. I actually also urge you that if you have any information regarding such efforts related to Yoga exercise, Ayurveda plus our traditional treatment methods, then do share them on social media.
My dear countrymen, in the last few years we have overcome numerous major challenges related to the health sector. Full credit for this goes to the particular willpower of our own Medical Experts, Scientists and countrymen. We have eradicated diseases like Smallpox, Polio and ‘Guinea Worm’ from India.
Today, I would like to tell the listeners of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ about an additional challenge, which is now about to end. This challenge, this disease is ‘Kala Azar’. The parasite of this particular disease is spread through the sting of the sand fly. When someone has ‘Kala Azar’, one has fever for months, there is anemia, the body becomes weak and the weight also decreases. This disease can happen to anyone from children to elders. But with everyone’s efforts, this disease named ‘Kala Azar’ is now getting eradicated rapidly. Till recently, the scourge of Kala-azar had spread in more than 50 districts across 4 states. But now this particular disease is confined to only 4 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand. I am sure, the strength plus awareness of individuals associated with Bihar-Jharkhand will help the particular government’s efforts to eliminate ‘Kala Azar’ from these four districts as well. I also urge the folks of ‘Kala Azar’ affected areas to keep two things in mind. One is – control of sand fly, in addition to second, diagnosis and complete treatment of this specific disease as soon as possible. The therapy of ‘Kala Azar’ is easy; the medicines used for this are also very effective. You just have to be alert. Do not be negligent if you have fever, and also keep spraying medications that kill the sand fly. Just think, when our country will be free from ‘Kala Azar’, it will be a matter of joy for all of us. In this spirit of Sab ka Prayas, we are also working towards eradication of T. B. in India, by 2025. You must have seen, inside the recent past, when the T. B. Mukt Bharat campaign started, thousands regarding people came forward to help typically the T. W. patients. These people, as Nikshay Mitras, are taking care involving the patients, helping them financially. This power connected with public service and public participation achieves every difficult goal with certainty.
My dear countrymen, our tradition and culture have an unbreakable connection with Ma Ganga. Ganga water has been an integral part of our way of life and it is also said in our scriptures: —
Namami Gange Tav Paad Pankajam,
Sur Asurai: Vandit Divya Roopam |
Bhuktim cha muktim cha dadasi nityam,
Bhaav Anusaaren Sadaa Naraanaam ||
Meaning, O Mother Ganga! A person bestow worldly happiness, bliss and salvation on your devotees according to their wishes. All worship your own holy feet. I furthermore offer my salutations at your holy feet. Amid that, it is a big responsibility of all of us in order to keep clean Mother Ganges that has been flowing for centuries. With this objective, eight years ago, we started this ‘Namami Gange Campaign’. It is a matter with pride for everyone that, today, this initiative of India is obtaining appreciation from around the globe. The United Nations offers included often the ‘Namami Gange’ mission in the world’s top ten initiatives to be able to restore your ecosystem. It is even more heartening that ‘Namami Gange’ has received this honor among 160 such initiatives from almost all over the exact world.
Friends, the biggest source of energy behind the ‘Namami Gange’ campaign is the continuous participation for the people. In the ‘NamamiGange’ campaign, Ganga Praharis and Bolada Doots likewise have a big role to play. They are usually engaged in spreading awareness through planting trees, cleaning ghats, Ganga Aarti, street plays, painting and even poems. A lot about improvement will be also being seen found in Biodiversity due to this kind of campaign. There has been a significant increase in the number of different species of Hilsa fish, Gangetic dolphin and turtles. With Ganga’s ecosystem becoming clean, other livelihood opportunities are in addition increasing. Here I would like for you to discuss the particular ‘Jalaj Ajeevika Model’, that can be prepared keeping Biodiversity in mind. This Tourism-based Boat Safaris has already been launched in 26 Locations.
Obviously, typically the spread in the ‘Namami Gange’ mission, its scope, has increased much more compared to the cleaning of this river. Whereas this evidence is direct proof of our willpower together with tireless attempts, on the other hand, this is as well going to show a new path to the world in often the direction from environmental protection.
My dear countrymen, whenever the power of our own resolve is usually strong, even the greatest challenge becomes easy. The particular example of this has recently been set simply by Sange Sherpa ji associated with Thegu village of Sikkim. For the last 14 years, he is involved in the work of environmental protection from an altitude of even more than 12, 000 ft. Sange ji has taken up the task of keeping clean your Tsomgo (Somgo) lake that is regarding cultural and additionally mythological importance. With his untiring initiatives, he has changed the look not to mention feel involving this glacier lake. When Sange Sherpa ji began this campaign of cleanliness in the exact year 2008, he had to help face many difficulties. Yet within no time, along with the youth and villagers, the panchayat also started out offering full support in this noble function. Today, if you go to see the Tsomgolake, you will find huge garbage bins all around there. Now the rubbish collected here is sent with regard to recycling. Garbage bags made of cloth are also given in order to the tourists coming here so that the garbage is not strewn around. Right now about 5 lakh visitors reach right here every year to be able to see that very clean lake. Sange Sherpa has also been honored by many organizations with this unique effort to conserve Tsomgo (Somgo) lake. Due to such efforts, nowadays Sikkim is definitely counted among the cleanest states of India. Along together with Sange Sherpa ji and also his colleagues, I at the same time heartily appreciate the individuals engaged within the noble effort connected with environmental safety across the country.
Buddies, We are happy that the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ is becoming firmly rooted in the thoughts of every Indian these days. Since the inception of the mass movement in the year 2014, to consider it for you to new heights, many unique efforts have been made by simply people.
These efforts usually are being made not only within the society but also on part of the government. The result of these continuous efforts is that : due to the removal of trash, removal with unnecessary items, a lot of space opens up inside the offices, new space is available. Earlier, due to lack of space, workplaces had to help be maintained on rent at far off places. These days, due to this sanitation, so much space can be available, that will, now, all the offices will be converging with one place. In the particular past, even the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting also produced a lot of work in its offices throughout Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Shillong in several cities and because for that, today they have two, three floors, obtainable completely inside usage anew. Due to this hygiene in itself, we are getting the best experience of optimum utilizations of the resources. In the community as well as within the villages, towns and even in typically the offices; actually for this country, the following campaign is certainly proving useful in each way.
The dear countrymen, a new awareness is normally dawning around our nation about each of our art as well as culture, a brand new consciousness is without a doubt awakening. In ‘Mann Ki Baat’, we often discuss this kind of examples. Just as art, literature and culture are often the collective capital from the modern society, in the same way, that is your responsibility about the whole society to take them forward. One such successful hard work might be being produced in Lakshadweep. There is a club upon Kalpeni Island – Kummel Brothers Challengers Club. This particular club inspires the youngsters to preserve the local tradition and traditional arts. Right here the youth are trained in the neighborhood art Kolkali, Parichakli, Kilipaat and conventional songs. Which is, the old heritage is being protected in the exact hands in the new generation, is actually moving ahead and friends, I am delighted that these kinds of efforts happen to be being made not just in the country but also abroad. Recently news came on from Dubai that this Kalari club there has registered its name in the Guinness Book of World Records. Anyone could think that if Dubai’s club set a record, what is going to be its relation with Indian? Actually, this record is without question related in order to Kalaripayattu, the particular ancient martial art from India. This specific record is for the performance of Kalari by typically the maximum number of people simultaneously. Kalari club Dubai, together with Dubai Police, planned this particular and displayed it on the National Day of UAE. In this specific event, folks ranging from four years old kids to 60 years olds showed their best ability associated with Kalari. This is a wonderful sort of how different generations are usually carrying forwards an ancient tradition, using full inner enthusiasm.
Close friends, I would moreover like to inform the listeners of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ about ‘Quemashree’ ji, who lives on Gadak district of Karnataka. Within the South, ‘Quemshree’ provides been continuously engaged for the last 25 many years in the objective of reviving the art-culture of Karnataka. You can imagine how great their Tpasya is undoubtedly! Earlier he was associated with this profession regarding Hotel Management. But , his / her attachment to be able to his culture and tradition was so deep of which he made it his quest. He created a platform from the name involving ‘Kala Chetna’. This platform, today, organizes many programs of artists from Karnataka and through India and abroad. In this particular, many innovative endeavours will also be undertaken to promote local art and tradition.
Friends, this kind of enthusiasm of the countrymen towards their artwork and culture is a manifestation connected with the feeling of ‘pride in all of our heritage’. Within our region, there really are so numerous such colors scattered through every corner. We should also work constantly to adorn and protect them.
Our dear countrymen, many beautiful and helpful things can be made coming from bamboo in many areas of the state. There are skilled bamboo artisans, skilled performers, especially in tribal areas. Ever since the country changed often the British-era laws related for you to bamboo, the huge market has developed for it. Even in areas like Palghar in Maharashtra, tribal men and women make several beautiful products from bamboo. Things like boxes, chairs, teapots, baskets, and trays made from bamboo are becoming very popular. Not only this, these persons also make beautiful clothes and decorations from bamboo bedding grass. This is even providing employment to tribe women plus their talent is also having recognition.
Pals, a couple by Karnataka happens to be sending a lot of unique items made from betelnut fiber to help the international market. It is a couple via Shivamogga inside of Karnataka – Shriman Suresh and the wife Shrimati Maithili. These types of people are really making quite a few decorative points which range from racks, plates in addition to handbags out of betel nut fiber. Chappals made of that fiber tend to be also getting liked a lot today. Today their products are being sold in London and some other markets with Europe. This particular is your very quality of our natural resources and even traditional skills, that is staying liked by everyone. On this standard knowledge of Of india, the world is looking at ways for a sustainable future. We ourselves also need to be more together with more aware in the following direction. All of us ourselves ought to use such indigenous and additionally local goods and gift them in order to others as well. This will also strengthen our identity, strengthen the local economy, not to mention, in large numbers, brighten the future of the people.
My beloved countrymen, now we have been slowly moving in the direction of the unprecedented milestone from the 100th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’. I possess received letters from lots of countrymen, during which they have expressed great inquisitiveness about the 100th show. I would like this if you send me your suggestions for what we should talk about within the 100th episode and also how to be able to make it special. Next time all of us will meet in the exact year 2023. I wish you just about all the best for the 12 months 2023.
May this year furthermore be specific for the country, may the nation maintain touching new heights, as well as together we all have for you to take a resolution as well as help to make it come true. At this time many people are also in the mood regarding holidays. Enjoy these festivals a great deal, but end up being a little cautious too. You are generally also seeing that, Corona is increasing in countless countries about the world, so many of us have to take more care of precautions like mask and hand washing. If we are really careful, then we may also be safe and presently there will get no hindrance within our enjoyment. With this particular, once again a number of best wishes to all in you. Thank you greatly, Namaskar.
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