Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that “today every corner of the country is brimming with self-confidence, imbued with the spirit of a developed India and the spirit of self-reliance”.
Addressing the nation on his Mann Ki Baat programme (108th episode), PM Modi called upon the people to maintain the same spirit and momentum in 2024 as well. He said that it is on account of the strength of 140 crore Indians that this year, India has attained many special achievements.
He touched upon various significant topics ranging from the inauguration of the Ram Temple to the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) tools.
The Prime Minister said there is excitement and enthusiasm in the entire country in connection with the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. He urged the people to share their creations on social media with the hashtag Shri Ram Bhajan (#shriRamBhajan).
PM Modi said the record business on Diwali proved that every Indian is giving importance to the mantra of Local for Vocal.”
He recollected the success of G20 summit, Chandrayaan-3 and Oscar awards for the song NaatuNaatu from the movie RRR and the honour accorded to The Elephant Whisperers. He said, “Through them, the world saw the creativity of India and understood our bonding with the environment”.
“Our players won 107 medals in the Asian Games and 111 medals in the Asian Para Games. Indian players won everyone’s hearts with their performance in the Cricket World Cup,” he said. “The victory of the women’s cricket team in the Under-19 T-20 World Cup was very inspiring,” he added. Now, the Paris Olympics will be held in 2024, for which the whole country is encouraging its players.
PM Modi said the country experienced successful campaigns such as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’. He mentioned that in 2015 the country was ranked 81st in the Global Innovation Index – today our rank is 40th.
The Prime Minister also talked about mental health. He also shared the experiences of well-known people like Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, cricket player Harmanpreet Kaur, Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand, Actor Akshay Kumar and young start-up founder Rishabh Malhotra.
He said during Kashi-Tamil Sangamam in Kashi, he publicly used the Artificial Intelligence AI tool Bhashini for the first time to communicate with them. “The day is not far when an address will be delivered in one language and the public will listen to the same speech in their language in real time, “he said.