PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 11:00 am on 30 August, as he tweeted “Tune in at 11 AM on 30th August,” on Saturday after getting suggestions from citizens on the topics which will be discussed during the show.
Also, he asked people by tweeting “What do you think should be discussed during this month’s #MannKiBaat, which will take place on the 30th?” and asked to send their opinions by writing to him through Namo or MyGov App or by calling on 1800-11-7800.
Also, this broadcast of PM Modi has came a day after the Centre further relaxed restrictions in phase 4 of Unlock, where in what could be a testing of waters for the eventual reopening of schools, the central government has allowed states and Union Territories to permit 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools.
The Unlock 4.0 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday said this could be for the purpose of online teaching/tele-counselling and related work after September 21.
The Unlock 4.0 guidelines are:
Schools, colleges and educational institutions will continue to remain closed till September 30. The guidelines specify that schools in containment zones will not be permitted to call staff and Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) will be issued by the Ministry of Health in this regard.
Students of classes 9 to 12 have also been permitted to visit school for guidance if it is located outside the containment zones. Students in rural areas have complained about lack of internet connectivity affecting their studies — this relaxation could help them.
Skill or entrepreneurship training will also be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), short term training centres registered with National Skill Development Corporation or State Skill Development Missions or other central or state ministries. The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be permitted.
Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says -“Computer games are also very famous. Both young and old play them. But most of them are influenced by the West. We should have India-centric games. We can be ‘Aatma Nirbhar’ in this regard.”
He also interacted with CBSE students and congratulated them. After that, he began his speech by speaking on nature, festivals and pandemic. Then, he spoke on importace of toy industry in our country. Later, he also included the topic of several Indian apps gaining popularity like ‘Koo’ for microbiological and ‘Chingari’.
PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat Footage:
In the conclusion, he said “Next time when you think of keeping a dog then you must bring one of the Indian breed dogs home. When self-reliant India is becoming the mantra of the masses then no area should be left behind”.