On the 45th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on various aspects. He touched upon the advantage of Yoga, contribution of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, impact of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Also he lauded India and Afghanistan for their gesture and sportsman spirit in the recently held one-off test series.
The Indian Prime Minister on Sunday at his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme remembered Mukherjee and said, ‘On June 23rd, India celebrated the death anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, who is known for his contribution in several fields.
The Prime Minister also added, “Very few people would know that he was the youngest Vice-Chancellor of Kolkata University in 1937, and had invited Gurudev (Rabindranath Tagore) to deliver an address in Bengali at a convocation ceremony.” He informed that this was the first instance when under the British rule someone had addressed the convocation in Bengali.
Last week BJP’s first-in-command Amit Shah had visited Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the death anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee through a mass rally. There he indicated that Jammu and Kashmir may lose its special status and be considered as another Indian state, as Shyama Prasad wanted it till his last breath.
Speaking on the events of the World Yoga day celebration, the Prime Minister said, “It has ushered ‘Wellness Revolution’ in entire nation and India came together to celebrate the day (June 21st, world yoga day) to make them fit and enthusiastic.” PM Modi also opined from United Nation headquarters to Japanese naval ship people celebrated the International Yoga Day. He said that he was thankful for the support and hoped that the health campaign will grow further and even large numbers of people will come together and embrace it.
On the India-Afghanistan test match that was played in Bengaluru, PM Modi said, that we should be proud of the Afghanistan players as this was their first International test match, he also hailed the Indian cricketers for their gesture where they invited the Afghanistan players to pose with the winner’s trophy.
Observing that 2019 will mark the 100th year of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, PM Modi also emphasised that the sad incident underlines the message that violence and cruelty can never solve any problem. Experts feel that the Prime Minister was probably hinting at his plans for Jammu and Kashmir, and how he wished to resolve the issue in a peaceful manner.