RadioandMusic
| 28 May 2020
Narendra Modi lauds AIR for airing Mann ki Baat in regional languages

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded All India Radio for broadcasting his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ in regional languages on the day he talks to the nation.

During his monthly broadcast for this month, he said he was also gratified that people were writing to him either on the Narendra Modi app, or mygov.in.

This was the twentieth time that he talked to the nation through the broadcast which coincided with the completion of two years of his government which assumed office on 20 May 2014.

He said that initially, a ten-digit missed call had to be made to get a call back to listen to his broadcast. But now one had to dial 1922 toll free and listen to him.

The broadcast by the entire network of AIR includes all stations, all AIR FM channels (FM Gold and FM Rainbow), local radio stations, Vividh Bharati Stations and five community radio stations.

It is also broadcast by the Urdu and Hindi Services of the External Services of All India Radio for listeners in the Indian sub-continent and the Indian Diaspora spread across the globe.

The regional versions of the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ are played at capital AIR stations in non-Hindi speaking zones at 8.00 pm hours on the same day. The regional versions are relayed by all AIR stations including local radio stations in the respective states. The English version of Mann Ki Baat is also broadcast by AIR Delhi at 8.00 pm the same day and also broadcast by the General Overseas Service.

The broadcast is visually adapted by Doordarshan and other private TV and news channels in India simultaneously. Similarly, radio in the private sector patches AIR. All DTH operators also carry it.

It is live streamed for global audience and is accessible through mobile app, allindiaradio.gov.in, apart from the narendramodi.in/mankibaat, mygov.in, and the Narendra Modi app.