New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the last Mann Ki Baat of the year 2022 on Sunday. The 96th edition of Mann Ki Baat, a monthly radio program of the Prime Minister, will be aired at 11 am today.
PM Modi had on December 13 invited people to share their inputs for the upcoming episode of Mann Ki Baat to be held on December 25. PM Modi encouraged people to write on the NaMo App, and MyGov app or record their messages on 1800-11-7800.
Sharing MyGov’s invitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “2022’s last #MannKiBaat will take place on the 25th of this month. I am eager to receive your input on the program. I urge you to write on the NaMo App, MyGov, or record your message on 1800-11-7800.”
Earlier on November 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 95th Edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ said that our nation is home to the oldest traditions” traditions in the world. Therefore, it is also our responsibility to preserve our traditions and traditional knowledge, to promote it, and to take it forward as much as possible.
The Prime Minister highlighted how Indian music has been bringing proximity between people not only in India but also abroad. Music relaxes not only the body but also gives joy to the mind, music also connects our society, the Prime Minister said. Prime Minister also gave the example of the Naga Community and the efforts being made by them to preserve and conserve their glorious cultural heritage. During Man Ki Baat, the Prime Minister spoke about the singer from Greece – ‘Konstantinos Kalaitzis’ who has sung Bapu’s favorite song during the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Gandhiji.
“The singer has so much affection for India, that in the last 42 years he has come to India almost every year. He has studied the origin of Indian music, different Indian musical systems, different types of ragas, talas, and rasas as well as different Gharanas. He has studied the contribution of many great personalities to Indian music; he has also closely understood the different aspects of classical dances of India. Now he has put together all these experiences related to India very beautifully in a book. There are about 760 pictures in his book named Indian Music. Such enthusiasm and fascination for Indian culture in other countries are heartening,” he said.
“In the last eight years, the export of musical instruments from India has increased three and a half times. Talking about Electrical Musical Instruments; their export has increased 60 times. This shows that the craze for Indian culture and music is increasing all over the world. The biggest buyers of Indian Musical Instruments are developed countries like the USA, Germany, France, Japan, and the UK. It is a matter of fortune for all of us that our country has such a rich heritage of Music, Dance, and Art,” PM Modi said.
PM added that we all know the great sage poet Bhartrihari for his ‘Niti Shatak’. In one of the verses, he says that one’s attachment to art, music, and literature is the real identity of humanity. Our culture takes it above Humanity, to Divinity. In the Vedas, Samaveda has been called the source of our diverse music. Be it the Veena of Maa Saraswati, the flute of Bhagwan Krishna, or the Damru of Bholenath, our Gods and Goddesses are also attached to music. We Indians find music in everything. Be it the murmur of a river, the raindrops, the chirping of birds, or the resonating sound of the wind, music is present everywhere in our civilization. This music relaxes not only the body but also gives joy to the mind. Music also connects our society.
“If Bhangra and Lavani have a sense of fervor and joy, Rabindra Sangeet lifts our souls. Tribals across the country have different musical traditions. They inspire us to live in harmony with each other and with nature. Our forms of music have not only enriched our culture but have also left an indelible mark on the music of the world. The fame of Indian music has spread to every corner of the world,” the Prime Minister reiterated.
The Prime Minister urged everyone to take similar initiatives and work for the preservation of cultural styles and traditions in their respective regions and areas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given pride of place to Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat in various editions of Mann Ki Baat.