| 20 Jul 2024
Modi wants online youth to contribute to a new India with fresh ideas

NEW DELHI: Drawing a parallel between the five years between 1942 (Quit India call) and 1947 (independence) to the period from 2017 to 2022 when the country will mark 75 years of freedom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called upon the ‘online world’ to contribute innovatively for building of the New India.

During his 34th Mann ki Baat broadcast from All India Radio, he said "he would particularly like to call upon the online world since wherever we may be, we are almost always online; so I would like to invite the online community and specially my young friends to come forward and contribute innovatively.”

In the broadcast which was also shown on Doordarshan channels with relevant archival footage with reference to the freedom struggle, Modi said the young can use technology – videos, posts, blogs, scripts, novel ideas - to put forward all these. He wanted the young to “transform this campaign into a peoples’ movement”.

He said: “A Quit India Quiz is also being launched for my young friends on NarendraModiApp. This quiz is an attempt to familiarise the youth with India’s glorious history and the heroes of the freedom movement. It is my belief that you will surely publicise and spread awareness about this quiz”.

The broadcast was originated by All India Radio, Delhi, and was by all AIR stations, all AIR FM channels (FM Gold and FM Rainbow), local radio stations, Vividh Bharati stations and five community radio stations.

The regional versions of the Mann Ki Baat were originated by the capital AIR stations in non- Hindi speaking zones and broadcast immediately after the Hindi broadcast, and repeated at 8 pm last night. The regional versions were relayed by all AIR stations including local radio stations in the respective states.

The broadcast was visually adapted by Doordarshan and other private TV and news channels in India and broadcast simultaneously. Similarly, radio in the private sector patched AIR. All DTH platforms also carried it. It was telecast on DD News, DD National, DD Bharati, DD Urdu and DD Kisan.

It was live streamed for global audience and is accessible through mobile app, All India Radio Live.