New Delhi, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited ideas for the 53rd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Modi wrote 'This month’s MannKiBaat programme will take place on the 24th. 'Dial 1800-11-7800 to record a message for the programme. Express your wonderful ideas on either the MyGov Open Forum or the NaMo App.'
'The Prime Minister looks forward to sharing his thoughts on themes and issues that matter to you,' said the official site 'My Gov'. Mr Modi invited people to share their ideas on topics he should address on the 53rd Episode of Mann Ki Baat.
People can share their views in this Open Forum or alternatively can also dial the toll-free number 1800-11-7800 and record their message for the Prime Minister in either Hindi or English.
Some of the recorded messages may become part of the broadcast. Having officially started on October 3, 2014, the programme aims to deliver the Prime Minister's voice to the general masses of India. Since television connection is still not available everywhere in India, especially in the isolated, rural and less developed regions, radio was chosen to be the medium for the programme, owing to its wider reach.
An estimated 90 per cent of the total Indian population is reachable over the medium and various private FM radio stations in the metropolitan cities are allowed to broadcast a recording of the show additionally.UNI