President receives first copies of two books on PM Narendra Modi

Published By : Admin | May 26, 2017 | 12:04 IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan releases two books on PM Narendra Modi, hands over first copies to the President
‘Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio’, highlights PM Modi’s effective use of radio as a medium to connect with common citizens
‘Marching With A Billion Dreams’ focuses on PM Narendra Modi’s way of governance
PM Narendra Modi is a very effective communicator: President Pranab Mukherjee
Mann Ki Baat is an ingenious and influential communication platform created by PM Modi: Vice President
Issues raised by PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat are very relevant: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
PM Modi effectively uses radio to directly communicate with people: Arun Jaitley

Lok Sabha Speaker, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan today released two books on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and handed over the first copies to President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The first book, ‘Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio’ has been compiled by Bluekraft Digital Foundation*. The book highlights PM Narendra Modi’s effective use of radio as a medium to connect with common citizens across length and breadth of the country. The book has two parts – first part being analysis of Mann Ki Baat and the second having the transcripts of Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat episodes.

While introducing the book, Shri Rajesh Jain said that PM Modi had frequently highlighted issues like cleanliness, skill development, education, women empowerment and youth-led development through his Mann Ki Baat. He added that PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat had remained apolitical even during elections and he had been able to connect with people from all walks of life.

The second book, ‘Marching With A Billion Dreams’ has been authored by Shri Uday Mahurkar. The book focuses on PM Narendra Modi’s way of governance. Introducing the book, Shri Uday Mahurkar said that in the last three years of the government, there had been great focus on transparency.

While addressing the guests at the book release, President Pranab Mukherjee said, “PM Narendra Modi is a very effective communicator. The subjects chosen by PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat affect the lives of a billion people. He has given new direction to the economy. Some decisions have been epoch making ones.”

Vice President, Shri Hamid Ansari said that Mann Ki Baat was an ingenious and influential communication platform created by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He added that Mann Ki Baat had become an important element of the Prime Minister’s direct-to-people communication strategy, encompassing social media platforms like Twitter, the government’s citizen engagement platform, mygov.in, and his personal App.

Lok Sabha Speaker, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan said that Mann Ki Baat had become a medium of two-way interaction and gained immense popularity. Shedding light on several aspects of the books, the Lok Sabha Speaker said, “The issues raised in Mann Ki Baat are very relevant that can connect widely. Under the Prime Minister's leadership the push to digital infrastructure is commendable.”

Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley said that India was looking for decisive leadership in 2014. Appreciating the Prime Minister for Mann Ki Baat, he added, “Over the years the radio saw decline. But it was the PM who spotted the strength of the radio as a medium. The Prime Minister uses the radio to directly communicate with the people.” 

* An earlier version of the article inadvertently mentioned Rajesh Jain as the author. The book is compiled by Bluekraft Digital Foundation. Rajesh Jain introduced the book at the event as the Director of Bluekraft Digital Foundation.

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