Narendra Modi pays tribute to Guru Gobind Singh in Mann Ki Baat tackle; hails success of ‘vocal for native’ marketing campaign


Modi additionally spoke about his authorities’s ‘vocal for native’ marketing campaign and stated that it has acquired widespread assist from individuals

File picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Tegh Bahadur in his final ‘Mann Ki Baat’ tackle for the yr. His tackle comes because the farmers’ protests towards the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines accomplished one month on Saturday.

In his tackle, Modi stated that the “sacrifices” of Guru Gobind Singh and his household “helped keep our culture safe”.

“We pay tributes to the brave chaar Sahibzaade, we remember Mata Gujri, we recall the greatness of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. We remain indebted to these greats for their sacrifices and their spirit of compassion,” he stated.

“This martyrdom did a great work of protecting our civilization. We are indebted to this martyrdom,” Modi added.

However, farmers camping at Delhi’s Singhu border raised slogans against the Centre and clanged thalis as Modi’s radio programme was broadcast on Sunday morning, NDTV reported.

The ‘thali bajao’ protest during the Mann Ki Baat broadcast was decided last Sunday, by Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, the report noted.

He had said, “On 27 December when the Prime Minister provides his Mann Ki Baat radio tackle, farmers will say ‘we’re bored with listening to your Mann ki Baat, when will you hearken to our Mann ki Baat?’ So we’ll bang utensils in order that the noise of his Mann ki Baat would not attain us.”

On Sunday, Modi also spoke about his government’s ‘vocal for local’ campaign and said that it has received widespread support from people. He said that manufacturers and industry leaders must ensure that good quality products are made in India.

“I name upon our producers and trade leaders that when individuals have taken decided step ahead & when the mantra of ‘Vocal for Local’ is resonating in each home, it’s time to be certain that our merchandise are world-class,” he said.

The outgoing year saw the spirit of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat‘ echo in society, he added.

“Due to COVID-19 , the provision chains obtained disrupted the world over however we learnt new classes from every disaster. The nation additionally developed new capabilities. We can name this functionality ‘Aatmanirbharata’ or self-reliance,” Modi said.

Additionally, he urged people to not litter. “We ought to take a vow that we are going to not litter, that is first resolve of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. I need to remind you of yet one more factor which could not be mentioned that a lot due to coronavirus . We should positively rid the nation of single-use plastic,” he said.

Modi also asked people to use Kashmiri saffron and said that his government is working to make it a “globally in style model”. The GI tag has given it a unique identity, he said.

On Friday, Modi had invited suggestions for topics to discuss during his address.

With inputs from PTI

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