PM to give second radio broadcast on 2 November, last broadcast beamed by 270 FM channels

NEW DELHI: In an effort to fulfill his promise of sharing his thoughts with the people through All India Radio at least twice a month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s next ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcast will be on 2 November.

"Looking forward to the 2nd "Mann Ki Baat" radio programme on Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 11AM," the Prime Minister tweeted. 

"Once again, I invite you to share thoughts, comments and examples of good governance initiatives that have left an impression on your mind," the Prime Minister added. 

An Open Forum has been created on where ideas and thoughts for the radio programme can be shared.

Meanwhile, AIR director general F Sheheryar told that 270 private and AIR FM channels all over the country had carried the broadcast earlier this month, apart from almost all the television news channels. The address in Hindi was also streamed live on several websites. It is learnt that the broadcast was accessible to 91 per cent of the population.

In his address on 4 October, Modi had announced that he will talk to the nation at least on two Sundays every month via radio, since that was the only medium that reached everyone including the farmers.

In his first radio address titled Mann Ki baat on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, he had called upon people to regularly send him their views through the social media as he had received many constructive suggestions in the past few weeks. 

He had said AIR helped him get connected with the maximum number of people and with those who have no access to TV. “I am really happy to be talking to you on the radio. I can reach all of you through radio, especially our poor, the villages. Today is the start. In future too I will keep talking to you on the radio. It will be on a Sunday at 11:00 am,” he said.

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