PM Modi to deliver 50th episode of his Mann ki Baat radio programme today

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 25, 2018, 09.32 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the 50th edition of his monthly radio programme, Mann ki Baat today.

Prime Minister's address can be heard by tuning in to the All India Radio broadcast at 11am. The broadcast can also be streamed live on YouTube channels of the Prime Minsiter's Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry. 

During his last radio address, which was aired on October 28 -- the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, the Prime Minister urged the country to "Run for Unity."

PM Modi also recalled the contribution of Sardar Patel in uniting the country. He said the leader ensured "the merger of all princely states with the Dominion of India".

Further hailing the victory of the athletes in Asian Para Games PM Modi said, "India created a new record in these games by winning 72 medals. I was privileged to meet the talented para-athletes who participated in Asian Para Games held in Jakarta. Their spirit to overcome all adversaries is exemplary and inspiring."

He also praised the country's soldier saying that "our soldiers showed the world that they are second to none when it comes to war."

PM Modi's monthly radio address started months after him taking over as the Prime Minister. The very first edition went on air in October 2014.

Toll-free telephone lines were introduced in September to enable more people, especially the differently abled, to connect with the broadcast.