PM Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' is now a book, President Pranab Mukherjee to get first copy on May 26
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's famous radio show - Mann Ki Baat - will now also be available in form of a book with the same title. President Pranab Mukherjee will on Friday (May 26) recieve the first copy of the compilation.
Compiled by BlueKraft Digital Foundation and published by LexisNexis, the book will be released by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on the occassion of PM Narendra Modi's three years in the Centre, She will also present the first copy to the President.
The event will also be attended by Union Minister for Finance and Defence, Arun Jaitley.
The book gives readers a chance to get to know some hitherto unknown facets of the Prime Minister's thinking, his beliefs and his thought process. The 444-page book can be pre-ordered on Amazon and is available in both Hindi and English. While the cost of Hindi edition is Rs 210, the English edition is priced at Rs 299.
There are interesting details of how the idea of a radio programme came up, how the name and frequency were decided, and how the format was chalked out.
"This book is filled with Prime Minister Modi's enthusiasm for interacting with the people of India, particularly with the youth. I cannot but feel his strong passion for dialogue with his people," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says in the foreword.
Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says in a blurb: "Mann Ki Baat is a great example of how media can be used as a platform for bringing about positive change. Through this new initiative Prime Minister Modi has included millions of Indians in a collaborative effort that can improve the efficiency of public service information delivery and accelerate progress."
The first radio address by Modi was on October 3, 2014 and have been addressing people every month.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Mann Ki Baat book is a unique collection of emotional threads of heart to heart talk between people of India and their most loved leader.”
(with IANS inputs)