Independence Day: Interesting topics of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ that evoke patriotism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, bought in a new wave of people- PM bonding with a radio program titled, ‘Mann Ki Baat’. It’s a talk show hosted by PM himself on All India Radio (AIR). The program originally released on 3rd October 2014 and so far 67 episodes are aired. Every topic discussed and spoken on, promised meaningful and positivity to the people of the nation. Here are few topics of Mann Ki Baat, that touched souls of many.

Remembering the Kargil warriors


The latest episode of Mann Ki Baat was aired on 26th July 2020, which is observed as Kargil Vijay Diwas in India. PM addressed the nation about the India- Pakistan battle. It was a misfortune as the nation was making efforts to foster good relations with Pakistan. But, left with no choice India has to demonstrate the deeds of valor which let the world watch in wonder. Narendra Modi urged the youth of the country to share the stories of the great heroes and salute the brave mothers who raised these sons. Speaking on this, he connected the situation to youths handling social media, advising them that these days’ battles are not only fought on the borders but within the country too. And requested them to not encourage things that are detrimental to the country, as our soldiers are fighting on the borders under the harsh conditions

India, a country bestowed with great traditions

On 23rd February 2020, Narendra Modi explained the diverse culture and tradition the country holds from Kutch to Kohima and Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Each place or state in India is well known for its unique artistic work. Like, Phulkari of Punjab, leatherwork of Andhra Pradesh, paintings forms Tamil Nadu, brass products from Uttar Pradesh, Bhadohi carpets, copper work of Kutch are the few that portray Indian art and culture. The nation also holds diversity in cuisine too, Idli, Dosa, Chhole- Bhature, Daal- Baati, Khaman- Khandvi, and Litti- Chokra. There is no wonder people across the world appreciate India’s uniqueness and wish to visit. Not just tourists but around 500 bird species around the globe fly to the country. The increasing interest of children and youth in the field of research and technology is well appreciated.

Young people of the young nation

On 24th November 2019, the episode focused on the celebration of NCC Day. National Cadet Corps is one of the largest uniformed youth groups in the world. And, a Tri- services organization comprising the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force. The organization aims to cultivate the qualities of leadership, patriotism, selfless service discipline, and hard work.

Pulwama terror attack

On 24th February 2019, PM mourned the loss of brave jawans in the Pulwama terror attack. He bowed to the brave hearts who sacrificed their lives in serving the motherland and inspiring in uprooting the base of terrorism. He quoted examples of the family that still holds courage and devotion toward serving the nation. Like, Ram Niranjanji, father of Martyr Ratan Thakur; Meenaji, wife of Martyr Prasanna Sahu and son of Martyr Vijay Soren, vowed to continue contributing to the nation’s pride. He urged the younger generation to get inspired by these examples and display the same sentiment of patriotism for a glowing India.

‘Run for unity’

On 28th October 2018, PM spoke on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, to be celebrated on 31st October, where he showed his gratitude towards youth willing to participate in the ‘Run for Unity’. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a man who untied the nation as per the dream of Mahatma Gandhi. Narendra Modi also discussed the importance of ‘Infantry Day’ which is celebrated on 27th October. In India, this day is observed in the memory of the day when Indian Forces landed in Kashmir and saved the valley from the clutches of aggression. This incident is also related to Sardar Patel, who reiterated the Army to operate without delay. The Army troops were successful in its mission.