Mann ki Baat completes 100 episodes, thousands tune in to celebrate milestone

As the 100th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio broadcast programme “Mann ki Baat” aired on Sunday, thousands of people tuned in to radios to witness the historic moment. The programme was also broadcast live at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Expressing gratitude to the listeners, Prime Minister Modi noted that the broadcast filled the “emptiness” he felt after coming to Delhi in 2014 and described it as an expression of the feelings of crores of Indians which has ensured he is never cut-off from people.

“Mann ki Baat has become a festival that celebrates the positivity of India and its people,” he said and added he was filled with emotions at the thousands of letters he received from listeners on the occasion of its 100th episode.
“The programme is a reflection of the “mann ki baat” of crores of Indians and an expression of their feelings. Be it ‘Swachh Bharat’, Khadi or ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, issues raised in “Mann Ki Baat” became people’s movements, he added.

Modi said the monthly radio broadcast, which mostly steers clear from politics, has become an important medium of learning from others. “This programme has ensured that I am never cut-off from you,” he added.

‘Mann Ki Baat’ gave me the platform to connect with the people of India: PM @narendramodi #MannKiBaat100— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 30, 2023

The Bharatiya Janata Party arranged nationwide celebrations to mark the occasion of “Mann Ki Baat@100”.

Twitter was flooded on Sunday with reactions and visuals from parts of India where large numbers of people were seen gathered to listen to the 100th episode of the programme.
Massive turnout today at #Nandigram for PM’s 100th #MaanKiBaat program. Large number of women have tuned in today. Always a pleasure to be hearing our PM speak and also to be able to bond & connect with our Karyakartas here. LoP #SuvenduAdhikari is also present.

Passengers at various railway stations listened the broadcast of the programme at digital screens, while special arrangements were made for the programme broadcast at the women’s jail in Mumbai.
Passengers keenly listening to the Broadcast of 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat by Hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi ji at digital screens of various Stations of WR.
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) April 30, 2023

Not only this, the live broadcast was arranged at temples, government schools, restaurants, major dargahs, madrasas and Urdu schools in parts of the country.
पुरानी दिल्ली के अल जवाहर रेस्त्रां में पीएम मोदी के मन की बात के 100वें एपिसोड को सुनने के लिए बड़ी संख्या में जामा मस्जिद इलाके के लोग पहुंचे हैं.#मन_की_बात #मनकीबात१०० #मनकीबात #मोदी #MannKiBaat100 #MannKiBaat #MannkiBaat100Episode
— Ahmad Belal (@ahmadbelalji) April 30, 2023

Listening to the 100th episode of #MannkiBaat Programme by Hon. PM @narendramodi Ji, at Atal Adarsh Bengali Balika Vidyalaya, Gole Market, New Delhi#MannkiBaat100Episode
— Shailani Vishakha (@VishakhaShaila1) April 30, 2023

#NDMC Swastha, Sevaks, Gardners construction workers gathered in thousands to hear Live honourable PM @narendramodi ji #MannKiBaat100
— Kuljeet Singh Chahal 🇮🇳 (@kuljeetschahal) April 30, 2023

The BJP earlier announced to organise 100 programmes in different Assembly constituencies with top BJP leaders, including national president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, participating in various programmes on April 30.

The BJP’s Mumbai unit made arrangements for the live broadcast of the programme at 5,000 places across 36 Assembly constituencies in the city and suburbs. Union minister Piyush Goyal also attended the broadcast at an event here.
मुंबई के विभिन्न स्थानों पर आज के #MannKiBaat100 का प्रसारण किया गया।
इस विशेष और ऐतिहासिक अवसर पर प्रधानमंत्री @NarendraModi जी के 100वें संस्करण की साक्षी बनीं, देश की नारी शक्ति और जनजातीय समाज से आए भाई-बहन, हमारे देश की एकजुटता और समरसता का जीवंत उदाहरण है।— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) April 30, 2023

Union Minister Amit Shah, who arrived in Mumbai on a private visit, attended the broadcast at an event organised in suburban Vile Parle. Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar, BJP’s MP from North Central Mumbai Poonam Mahajan and local MLA Parag Alavani were also present at the event attended by Shah.

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