In his monthly address of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi cited life stories of a number of people who have showed exemplary courage and determination to do good for the society and instill a sense of pride. PM lauded all-women crew of Indian Navy who successfully circumnavigated the globe aboard INSV Tarini for their courage.
PM also praised a number of people from India who have scaled the mighty Mount Everest and made the country proud. Prime Minister made a special reference to some poor girls from slums of Sikar in Rajasthan. He said these girls, who used to work as rag-pickers, have learned stitching and have now become self-reliant.
Prime Minister cited example of D Prakash Rao from Cuttack in Odisha who, through his hard work and determination, has changed lives of so many children. A tea-seller, Rao, has been bearing the expense of education of 70 children.
17 years of devoted struggle to nurture the lives of these children suddenly acquired a new glory when a most distinguised guest came calling. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself who visited Cuttack on the 26th May 2018. The happiness of Prakash Rao and his pupils knew no bounds as Pm Modi met them and joined in their conversation filling their hearts with new hope and a renewed determination to do their best for themselves and for the country as well.
It is Real heroes like D Parakash Rao who are truly working towards creating a New India.
PM Modi also remembered social reformer and poet Veer Savarkar for his valour and knowledge. He said, Savarkar ji always emphasized on harmony and unity and had both, poetic and revolutionary instincts.