Jaitley releases a book on ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, today released a book titled ‘Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio’ in a function organized in National Media Centre, New Delhi. The book is based on 50 episodes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s heart to heart talk with the citizens of India broadcast on All India Radio.

The book sheds light on various aspects of Prime Minister’s outreach, the remarkable response it continuously received from the people, the mass movement it has inspired and the profound impact it ingrained in the minds and hearts of the youth of India. 

The book also gives insight into behind the scene research work done on the massive public feedback received through various channels after every episode of Mann Ki Baat, which had aired first on 3rd October, 2014.

The book also gives a rare and exclusive opportunity to readers to discover several unknown facets of Prime Minister’s thinking and beliefs related to ‘Mann Ki Baat’, revealed by him to the authors of the book. The insights that emerge from the transcripts of the radio address are the most important contribution of this book.

Interesting anecdotes shared by the members of the Prime Minister’s core team and people from All India Radio and MyGov shed light over the minute but interesting details of how the idea of the radio programme came up, how the name and frequency were decided and how the format was chalked out, among other things.

The book has been collated by BlueKraft Digital Foundation, a not for profit organization, and brought out by Rupa Publication, India, a reputed publishing house.

Speaking on the occasion, Jaitley said that Mann Ki Baat program has a strong power of recall which leaves deep footprints in the minds of listeners of the program.  He highlighted the power of radio, recalling its impact as a source of both news and entertainment, its huge geographical reach and as a mode of learning language. He added that radio was used extensively by Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom movement to reach out to people directly.

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