I don’t want power, I want to serve people: PM Modi addresses nation in 83rd Mann Ki Baat

In the 83rd edition of his monthly Mann Ki Baat address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I don’t want power, I want to serve the people.” He was interacting with a beneficiary of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, he said, a scheme to help the poor avail health facilities.

In his address, PM Modi talked about India’s start-ups, emphasized the need to protect nature and paid tribute to the armed forces. He concluded by saying that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet and people should be vigilant.

‘Turning Point in India’s Growth Story’
Speaking about the start-up culture in India, PM Modi said, “We are at a turning point in India’s growth story. Youth are not only job seekers but job creators as well. There are more than 70 unicorns in India. Huh.” A Unicorn is a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion.

The Prime Minister said that countries with young population have three characteristics – ideas and innovation, ability to take risks and spirit to do something.

Tribute to the Armed Forces
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said next month will mark the 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. In his address, he paid tribute to the armed forces.

“In two days, the month of December is starting. The country celebrates Navy Day and Armed Forces Flag Day. We all know that on 16 December, the country is also celebrating the Golden Jubilee Year of the 1971 War. On this occasion, I Want to remember our armed forces,” PM Modi said.

Protect Natural Resources
Like in the previous episode of Mann Ki Baat radio programme, PM Modi emphasized on the importance of protecting nature.

“We are threatened by nature only when we disturb its balance or destroy its purity,” he said. He also highlighted the examples in which communities across India had worked to protect natural resources.

PM Modi said, “It is necessary for people to adopt a lifestyle that promotes harmony with nature and protect natural resources.”

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