- Prime Minister Narendra Modi extols virtues of river conservation on World River Day today; Calls up on people to celebrate river festivals at least once a year.
- In his Mann Ki Baat programme, Prime Minister hails whopping 355 crore UPI transactions this August, as a matter of pride.
- Prime Minister asks people to buy Khadi products to mark Gandhi Jayanti with great fervour; Urges them to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour during this festive season.
- After landmark visit to the United States, Prime Minister returns home to a rousing reception.
- Home Minister Amit Shah holds review meeting with Chief Ministers of ten Naxal-hit states in New Delhi.
- Union Minister Anurag Thakur reviews construction work of Zojila Pass tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir.
- Indian Air Force conducts air show as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at Dal Lake in Srinagar.
- Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi expands Cabinet; 15 new ministers to be sworn in this afternoon.
- Over 85 crore 60 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the country so far; National recovery rate stands at 97.77 per cent.
- And, in IPL Cricket, Chennai Super Kings to take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi at 3:30 pm. Royal Challengers Bangalore to clash with Mumbai Indians in Dubai at 7:30 this evening.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extolled the virtues of river conservation and greeted the country on World Rivers Day today. Addressing the nation in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, the Prime Minister said, World Rivers Day is in sync with traditions that the people of the country have been following for centuries. He highlighted that rivers do not drink their own water but give away selflessly to others. In the very banks of these rivers, numerous festivals, occasions and functions are held by people. With the advent of the month of Magh, people perform Kalpvaas on the banks of river Ganga or other rivers for an entire month.
“स्नान करते समय एक श्लोक बोलने की परंपरा रही है– गंगे च यमुने चैव गोदावरी सरस्वति। नर्मदे सिन्धु कावेरी जले अस्मिन् सन्निधिं कुरु। पहले हमारे घरों में परिवार के बड़े ये श्लोक बच्चों को याद करवाते थे और इससे हमारे देश में नदियों को लेकर आस्था भी पैदा होती थी। विशाल भारत का एक मानचित्र मन में अंकित हो जाता था। नदियों के प्रति जुड़ाव बनता था। जिस नदी को माँ के रूप में हम जानते हैं, देखते हैं, जीते हैं उस नदी के प्रति एक आस्था का भाव पैदा होता था।“
The Prime Minister said, it is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that rivers do not get polluted. He gave the example of Gujarat where Jal-Jeelani Ekadashi is celebrated during the rains. He said Jal Jeelani is similar to ‘Catch the Rain’ as each and every drop of rain is collected. Mr Modi added that Chhatth festival is celebrated in Bihar and other regions of the East on similar lines.
“मुझे उम्मीद है कि छठ पूजा को देखते हुए नदियों के किनारे, घाटों की सफाई और मरम्मत की तैयारी शुरू कर दी गई होगी। हम नदियों की सफाई और उन्हें प्रदूषण से मुक्त करने का काम सबके प्रयास और सबके सहयोग से कर ही सकते हैं। ‘नमामि गंगे मिशन’ भी आज आगे बढ़ रहा है तो इसमें सभी लोगों के प्रयास, एक प्रकार से जन–जागृति, जन–आंदोलन, उसकी बहुत बड़ी भूमिका है।“
Mr Modi mentioned how the Naagnadi river that flows through Vellore and Thiruvannamalai districts of Tamilnadu had dried up. The womenfolk of the region took up cudgels to rejuvenate the river. Canals were dug up through public participation, and check dams and recharge-wells were built. The Prime Minister happily noted that today, the river is brimming with water. The Prime Minister praised all the people who have dedicated themselves to rejuvenation of rivers. He also said that River Festivals must be held at least once a year on the banks of the rivers.
Touching on the topic of cleanliness, Prime Minister Modi said it was Mahatma Gandhi who turned cleanliness into a mass movement. Mr Modi stated that Mahatma Gandhi had connected cleanliness to Independence back then and now, the cleanliness movement has once again connected the country to the dream of a new India.
“ये साल–दो साल, एक सरकार–दूसरी सरकार ऐसा विषय नहीं है पीढ़ी दर पीढ़ी हमें स्वच्छता के संबंध में सजगता से अविरत रूप से बिना थके बिना रुके बड़ी श्रद्धा के साथ जुड़े रहना है और स्वच्छता के अभियान को चलाए रखना है। स्वच्छता ये पूज्य बापू को इस देश की बहुत बड़ी श्रद्धांजलि है और ये श्रद्धांजलि हमें हर बार देते रहना है, लगातार देते रहना है।“
The Prime Minister spoke about Mann Ki Baat’s listener, Ramesh Patel, who wrote to him saying the nation should take the resolve of economic cleanliness as well to mark the Amrit Mahotsav. Mr Modi said due to the Jan Dhan scheme, rightful money of the poor is getting credited directly into their accounts. He said it is a matter of pride that 355 crore UPI transactions took place in the month of August this year.
“आर्थिक स्वच्छता, गरीबों को अधिकार सुनिश्चित करती है, उनका जीवन आसान बनाती है। जनधन खातों को लेकर देश ने जो अभियान शुरू किया। इसकी वजह से आज गरीबों को उनके हक का पैसा सीधा उनके खाते में जा रहा है जिसके कारण भ्रष्टाचार जैसे रुकावटों में बहुत बड़ी मात्रा में कमी आई है। आर्थिक स्वच्छता में technology बहुत मदद कर सकती है। हमारे लिए ख़ुशी की बात है आज गाँव देहात में भी fin-tech UPI से डिजिटल लेन–देन करने की दिशा में सामान्य मानवी भी जुड़ रहा है।“
Prime Minister Modi expressed satisfaction that as the nation is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, the young generation is giving Khadi the place of pride that it had during the freedom struggle. Production of Khadi and handloom has increased multiple times as well as its demand. He asked people to buy Khadi products to mark Gandhi Jayanti on this 2nd of October with great fervour.
A campaign to disseminate the untold stories of freedom is also going on during Amrit Mahotsav. Upcoming young writers were called upon for the campaign. Mr Modi stated that more than 13 thousand people have registered for this till now in 14 different languages. He said it is a matter of joy that non-resident Indians from more than 20 countries have expressed their wish to join this campaign. He added that more than 5000 upcoming writers are researching lesser known tales of struggle for freedom.
Prime Minister Modi hailed a team of 8 Divyang persons who created a world record by hoisting the flag on the Kumar Post situated at an altitude of more than 15 thousand feet at the Siachen glacier.
“सियाचिन ग्लेशियर को फतह करने का ये ऑपरेशन भारतीय सेना के विशेष बलों के veterans की वजह से सफल हुआ है। मैं इस ऐतिहासिक और अभूतपूर्व उपलब्धि के लिए इस टीम की सराहना करता हूँ। यह हमारे देशवासियों के “Can Do Culture”, “Can Do Determination” “Can Do Attitude” के साथ हर चुनौती से निपटने की भावना को भी प्रकट करता है।“
The Prime Minister said, many efforts are being made for the welfare of Divyangjan in the country. He cited one such example from Uttar Pradesh – “One Teacher, One Call”. This unique effort in Bareilly is being led by the principal of a school in Dabhaura Gangapur, Deepmala Pandey.
“कोरोना काल में इस अभियान के कारण न केवल बड़ी संख्या में बच्चों का एडमिशन संभव हो पाया बल्कि इससे करीब 350 से अधिक शिक्षक भी सेवा–भाव से जुड़ चुके हैं। ये शिक्षक गाँव–गाँव जाकर दिव्यांग बच्चों को पुकारते हैं, तलाशते हैं और फिर उनका किसी–न–किसी स्कूल में दाखिला सुनिश्चित कराते हैं। दिव्यांग जनों के लिए दीपमाला जी और साथी शिक्षकों की इस नेक प्रयास की मैं भूरी–भूरी प्रशंसा करता हूँ।“
The Prime Minister urged scientists, researchers and people associated with Startups to pay attention to such products, which not only increase the wellness and immunity of the people, but also help in increasing the income of farmers and youth.
The Prime Minister said the 2nd of October also marks the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri. He said this day also teaches about those who attempt new experiments in agriculture.
The Prime Minister was pleased to note that the Ayush Ministry has taken an interesting initiative to increase awareness about Medicinal and Herbal Plants among children. He said a comic book by the name of Professor Ayushman has been brought out which contains short stories through different cartoon characters. The usefulness of healthy medicinal plants like Aloe Vera, Tulsi, Amla, Giloy, Neem, Ashwagandha and Brahmi has been mentioned in the comic.
The Prime Minister said 25th September is the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay who is one of the greatest thinkers of the last century. Mr Modi said the Ayushman Bharat scheme was implemented three years ago, on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
“दीन दयाल जी, का अर्थ–दर्शन, समाज को सशक्त करने के लिए उनकी नीतियाँ, उनका दिखाया अंत्योदय का मार्ग, आज भी जितना प्रासंगिक है, उतना ही प्रेरणादायी भी है। आज देश के दो–सवा–दो करोड़ से अधिक गरीबों को आयुष्मान भारत योजना के तहत अस्पताल में 5 लाख रुपए तक का मुफ्त इलाज मिल चुका है। गरीब के लिए इतनी बड़ी योजना, दीन दयाल जी के अंत्योदय दर्शन को ही समर्पित है।“
The Prime Minister asked the people to follow necessary protocols during the upcoming festive season and keep in mind that the fight against COVID is not won yet. He said the country has made many records for its COVID vaccination programme. He reminded that every Indian has an important role in this fight against COVID and urged people to get the vaccine shots when their turn comes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home to a rousing reception after concluding a landmark visit to the United States. Prime Minister was given a warm welcome at Palam Airport in Delhi this afternoon. BJP leader JP Nadda and other party workers were present to greet the Prime Minister on his return. Speaking at a function organised on the occasion, Mr Nadda said, the world now looks at India in a new light due to Prime Minister’s leadership. He stated that Prime Minister Modi has established India as a global player with discussions on terrorism and climate change.
During his visit, the Prime Minister addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Global Citizen programme, attended the first in-person Quad summit and held bilateral and multilateral engagements. During his visit, the Prime Minister also held talks with US President Joe Biden, US Vice President Kamala Harris and his counterparts from Australia Scott Morrison and from Japan Yoshihide Suga. The Prime Minister also met top American CEOs of five companies and invited them to step up their investments in the country.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is currently chairing a high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of ten Naxal-hit states in New Delhi. During the day long meeting, Mr Shah will be reviewing the current status in the states with Chief Ministers and will also discuss future road map for security. The Home Minister will also review the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in Left Wing Extremism hit states. He will also review development works like construction of roads, bridges, schools, health centres being carried out in Naxal-hit areas.
Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur today reviewed the construction work of the Zojila Pass tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh National Higway in Jammu and Kashmir. The Minister is on two-day visit to the Union Territory. During the inspection, the Minister conducted the Second Blasting of the Tunnel which will be completed at the cost of 4,500 crores rupees. The Tunnel will help keep the Union Territory of Ladakh connected for the whole year with the rest of the country. The tunnel will also boost the Tourism Sector of both the Union Territories and keep the hassle free movement of the armed forces during any weather conditions.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted an impressive air show in the skies over the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar today, as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav” celebrations.
The Air Show held collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir government, was flagged off by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre this morning. During the air show, formation of MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft held a flypast while Sukhoi SU-30 and SU-20 performed an impressive aerobatic display.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Sinha termed today’s celebrations as historic. He said, such events by the Indian air Force will encourage youth of Jammu and Kashmir to join the prestigious Air Force.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has inducted 15 new ministers in his Cabinet. Governor Banwari Lal Purohit will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the expanded cabinet at 4.30 PM today. The Congress high command finalised the names of 15 MLAs yesterday. Mr Channi was summoned to Delhi by the Congress high command on Friday to discuss the Cabinet expansion, barely hours after he had returned from the national Capital. Among the new faces being inducted in the Cabinet are Raja Warring, Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Sangat Singh Gilzian, former minister Pargat Singh, Kuljit Singh Nagra and Gurkirat Kotli. Former Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh will also get a place in the Cabinet.
India Meteorological Department has issued red alert for ‘Cyclone Gulab’. The Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’ over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards during last six hours and lies centered over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal. The landfall process will commence from late evening today. Light to moderate rainfall will occur today at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over south Odisha and north coastal Andhra Pradesh. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely at isolated places over Telangana and heavy falls at isolated places over north interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Sea condition will be rough to very rough over east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea today.
More than 85 crore 60 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The Health Ministry said, over 68 lakh 42 thousand doses were administered yesterday.
It said, the country reported over 28 thousand new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The Ministry said, over 26 thousand people have recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to over three crore 29 lakh. The recovery rate currently stands at 97.77 per cent. 260 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on his birthday. In a tweet, Mr Modi said he prays for his long life and good health.
As our Nation celebrates the seventy fifth year of Independence, a series of events is being organised by the Government as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Let’s listen to our special programme, ‘Azadi ka Safar’ highlighting the importance of the day during the freedom struggle.
To commemorate the occasion as a Jan-Utsav, All India Radio News brings its listeners a special quiz on India’s freedom movement and its glorious history. The quiz is being conducted every Monday and Tuesday in Morning News, and will continue till 15th August 2022. India Post has joined hands as the logistics partner with All India Radio News for the “Amrit Mahotsav Quiz”. Listeners can send their responses to the Question over Whatsapp on 88265 46262 or through email on [email protected]
One lucky participant will be selected as a winner will be awarded an E-Certificate and a token prize.
In Uttar Pradesh, the state government’s cabinet expansion will take place this evening at 05.30. This is the second cabinet expansion of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led government. The first expansion of cabinet was made in August 2019.
In IPL Cricket, Chennai Super Kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi today. The match will begin at 3:30 pm. In another encounter, Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash with Mumbai Indians in Dubai at 7:30 this evening.
Now, let us take a look at the weather for today.
The National Capital Delhi will have a generally cloudy sky with light rain. The city recorded 25 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature, while the maximum will be around 32 degrees.
In Jammu, the maximum temperature will be around 34 degrees, while it recorded 23 degree Celsius as minimum.
Srinagar and Leh may witness mainly Clear sky.
Gilgit is likely to witness partly cloudy sky.
Muzaffarabad is likely to witness mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards evening.
Most of the north-eastern cities including Guwahati, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Itanagar and Gangtok may have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers.
In Kolkata The minimum temperature in the city was 27 degree Celsius while the maximum will be around 32 degrees.
Mumbai will have a generally cloudy sky with moderate rain.
Chennai is likely to generally cloudy sky with Light rain.
Hyderabad is expected to have rain or thundershowers would occur towards evening or night.
Bengaluru is also generally cloudy sky with Light rain.
In Thiruvananthapuram, the minimum temperature was 24 degree Celsius while the maximum will be around 32 degrees.