Mann Ki Baat – Tales of remarkable individuals from the Northeast

Kohima: Giving special focus on this region, Prime Minister has also encouraged the entire nation to follow the footsteps of Northeast

BY | Monday, 24 April, 2023

In the run up to the 100 episodes of “Mann Ki Baat’ program Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has mentioned about the vibrant culture and linguistic diversity of the Northeast many times by narrating the tales of remarkable individuals from this region.

Giving special focus on this region, Prime Minister has also encouraged the entire nation to follow the footsteps of Northeast.

Emphasizing the ‘Act East Policy’, during one of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode Prime Minister Shri Modi has acknowledged the active participation of the North-East people and mentioned about Modi government’s decision to send government officials and their team on a seven-day camp to Northeast states to visit the districts, villages, meet local government officials and talk to people’s representatives and citizens to listen to their problems and take appropriate measures to solve them. When they return with this pledge, they can easily understand the problems of these states even when they reach Delhi. He mentioned that this is a great initiative to go far-off from Delhi to East, and this act is called ‘Act East Policy’.

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Realizing the potential of the North-East and accelerating its progress, PM Modi in one of the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episodes has lauded the initiative of forest man of India, Jadav Payeng’s unwavering commitment to cultivating a 300-hectare forest on Assam’s Majuli Island and Sange Sherpa’s tireless work towards environmental protection at an altitude of 12,000 feet in Sikkim, in one of the episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

PM Modi not only lauded Jadav Payeng’s or Sange Sherpa’s tireless work, but during one of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode he shared the story of Mawlynnong, a village in Meghalaya that has long been dedicated to cleanliness and was awarded ‘Asia’s cleanest village.

Talking about connectivity in this region which has developed under PM Modi’s government, Prime Minister mentioned about the introduction of 4G internet services in Jorsing village, Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh, after years of waiting and also emphasizes that the introduction of 4G in remote areas of Arunachal and the Northeast is a new sunrise for the region.

In one of the episode, the Prime Minister praised the efforts of Meena Gurung and Dewang Hosayi of Arunachal Pradesh for opening a ‘Self Help Library’ in Rayo village in Nirjuli of Arunachal after they learnt that there was no library in the area.

He also mentioned Bijay Shanti from Manipur, who founded a start-up that produces thread from lotus stems, creating new opportunities in both lotus farming and the textile industry.

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