Mann Ki Baat - Joint Radio Address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama: Highlights

The joint radio address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama was broadcasted at 8pm on Tuesday. In a 35-minute show, US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took questions received by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).


Modi tweeted on Monday along with a photograph showing him with Obama and a caption: "Sharing our 'Mann Ki Baat' during the recording of the radio programme. Tune in on 27th January at 8 PM IST for the special episode! MannKiBaat Radio USA India." Reflecting the growing Indo-US ties, Obama decided to join Modi in the monthly address during his three-day visit. The joint address had been recorded on Monday. Here are some highlights from the address:

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama's Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio concludes.

  It is a matter of great pride that Obama consented to to arrive India on the occasion of 66th Republic Day celebrations: PM Modi

 I want that an E-book should be written based on the conversation between me and Obama: PM Modi

 I am thankful to Obama and citizens of the country for sharing their time for Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi 
 
 There are days when its tough & frustrating. But almost daily I meet someone who says you made a difference in my life: President Obama

 Monica asks President Obama- What makes you smile after a bad day at work?: PM Modi

 The good thing about service is that anybody can do it and this will inspire you to face challenges and difficulties: President Obama

Health care law that we passed in US, will save lives of children who do not have health insurance: President Obama 

 Unite the World: PM Modi to youth

 India and US have open societies and have complete faith and confidence on their citizens: President Obama 

 Leaders can't simply try to govern by top down strategy, but rather have to engage in dialogue with citizens: President Obama

 Emphasis on higher education is necessary for all around development of youth which is actually strength of a Nation: President Obama

  Notion that tea seller or somebody born to single mother,could lead our countries is example of opportunities that exist: President Obama

 We both have been blessed with an extraordinary opportunity coming from humble beginnings: President Obama

 When I first went to @WhiteHouse, I stood outside fence, I didn't imagine that I would be visiting and living there: President Obama

  President Obama gave me a book. It is a book from 1894 on Swami Vivekananda. That touched me: PM Modi

 Did you both imagine you would reach the position that you have reached today? A question of Himani from Ludhiana: President Obama

 Obama said he is proud of belonging form Chicago - once visited by Swami Vivekanand: PM Modi

 In my weirdest imagination I had never thought of visiting White House in my life: PM Modi

 If children are sick they can't concentrate and fall behind, it has a huge economic impact on the countries: President Obama

 India has lot to teach many other countries who may not be advancing as rapidly in improving public health sector: President Obama

 Public health infrastructure around the world needs to be improved: President Obama

PM and I discussed how to deal better with epidemic & make sure to have good alert system for disease like Ebola: President Obama

It can lead to lifetime of health challenges & we would like to work on this issue internationally including India: President Obama

 We are seeing a world-wide epidemic of obesity, in many cases starting at a very young age: President Obama

We look forward to partnering with Indian organizations, Govt & NGOs around public health issues including obesity: President Obama

 Kamlesh from Ahmedabad wants to know if you (President Obama) are willing to join hands to wipe out diabetes and obesity from India during your tenure as President of America: PM Modi

Save the Girl Child should be our social, cultural and humanitarian responsibility: PM Modi

 The way Obamas nurture their girl children is praiseworthy: PM Modi

Our biased view towards girl child is responsible for the skewed sex ration in the country: PM Modi

 India wishes to welcome President Obama and his family again: PM Modi

  When I go back I am going to tell my daughters that India is as magnificent as they imagined: President Obama

 If US and India join together, around shared values then world will be more prosperous, peaceful and secure: President Obama

 US people are excited about PM's effort to reduce poverty, empower women, provide electricity access, clean energy: President Obama

I appreciate PM Modi's strong personal commitment to strengthening relationship between two countries: President Obama

 We are two great democracies, two innovative economies, two diverse societies dedicated to empowering individuals: President Obama

 India and the US are natural partners, because we have so much in common: President Obama

I am told that it is first ever radio address by Indian PM and American President: President Obama

 Honored to be the first American President to join you for the Republic Day: President Obama

 Namaste, Thank you PM Modi for your kind words and incredible hospitality you have shown me and my wife: President Obama

 In Swahili, the word Barack means 'one who is blessed': PM Modi

 This time President Obama is with us on Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi


Courtesy Niti Central

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