Mann Ki Baat: Every Indian felt proud seeing our contingent at Tokyo Olympics, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi might address the nation on the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and the Indian contingent participating in the Tokyo Olympics.

Updated on: 25 July 2021 12:53 PM GMT
PM Modi

PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat at 11am on Sunday. This will be the 79th edition of the programme and will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News and mobile app. The programme will also be available on the YouTube channels of AIR, DD News, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the information and broadcasting ministry, according to an official statement.

PM Modi address 79th edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' today at 11am

Support team India at Tokyo Olympics: PM Modi during Mann Ki Baat

During the 78th edition of Mann Ki Baat, Modi said on June 27 that players taking part in the Tokyo Olympics have struggled to get to where they are and advised citizens to not pressurise the players knowingly or unknowingly. He also said citizens should support the players with an open mind and encourage them. He also paid a tribute to the legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who succumbed to Covid-19 on June 19.

PM Modi also addressed the issue of vaccine hesitancy on June 27. Pointing out that it is crucial that vaccine hesitancy, which is based on rumours in addressed, Modi said India achieved the feat of inoculating million people in a single day. He also cited his own example along with his mother's by saying both have been fully vaccinated.

"I have myself been vaccinated with both doses. And my mother is close to a hundred years of age… she too has taken both doses. At times, some people develop fever but it's very minor, just for a few hours. Not getting vaccinated can prove dangerous," the Prime Minister said.

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