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From drone policy to women empowerment: Key points from PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat'

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PM Narendra Modi spoke about the new drone policy and praised the role of health workers in achieving the 100 crore vaccine milestone. He also lauded the jump in the number of women police personnel

From drone policy to women empowerment: Key points from PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through the 82nd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat'.
Lauding the jump in the number of women police personnel, the Prime Minister noted that it has doubled between 2014 and 2020. He also spoke about the new drone policy and the 100 crore vaccine milestone.
On the occasion of the United Nations Day, Modi recalled India’s efforts for world peace and highlighted that India has been associated with the UN since its establishment. United Nations had officially come into force on October 24 in 1945.
The monthly programme, 'Mann ki Baat', is broadcasted on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News and mobile app. The programme is also live streamed on the YouTube channels of AIR, DD News, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Information and Broadcasting ministry
Here're the key points from his address:
  • Prime Minister Modi hailed healthcare workers for 100 crore vaccine milestone and said he knew that they would leave no stone unturned to vaccinate the people of the country.
  • The Prime Minister said that India is working on using drones for transportation, be it for delivery of goods at home or assistance during emergencies. "New Drone Policy has been designed according to present and future possibilities related to it," he said.
  • Modi expressed hope that women will lead the "new age policing" in future. He said a notion existed earlier that the services like the Army and police were meant for men but it was no longer so and cited a report to say that the number of women police personnel rose to over 2.15 lakh against 1.05 lakh in 2014.
  • Remembering former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he said that "Vajpayee ji created history by addressing the UN General Meeting in Hindi."
  • Modi also highlighted the role Indian women have played in increasing the influence and strength of the United Nations.
  • Referring to the 'vocal for local' campaign, the Prime Minister urged people to buy local products in the festival season.
  • The Prime Minister also said that India is working together with World Health Organisation (WHO) to populate yoga and AYUSH since March 2021.
  • He urged people to stop using single use plastic. "Let us take a pledge that we will not let the enthusiasm of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan go down. Together we will make our country completely clean and keep it clean," the Prime Minister said.
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