Shillong: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat is completing its 100th episode, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is all set to organise live screening of the programme at all the Raj Bhavans of the country on 30th April, 2023.
In line with this initiative, the Raj Bhavan in Shillong is gearing up for the live screening of the 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat. Media units in Shillong under the Ministry of Information of Broadcasting, in collaboration with the Raj Bhavan, are organising the special screening of the popular radio programme.
The Governor of Meghalaya, Phagu Chauhan will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Eminent personalities in various fields and public representatives have been invited for the programme.
People from the State whose work has been appreciated in the previous Mann Ki Baat episodes, have also been invited to witness the special screening of the 100th episode of the radio show.
The first episode of Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat was aired on 3rd October, 2014 (Friday) on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami through All India Radio (AIR).
Since April 2015, the monthly radio programme has been broadcasting on the last Sunday of every month. The latest broadcast of the 99th episode was on 26th March, 2023. Besides all networks of AIR, it is visualized by Doordarshan and telecast on its entire network. It is also broadcast in sign language on Doordarshan.
The first episode of Mann Ki Baat had a duration of 14 minutes, which increased to 19 and 26 minutes in the second and third episode respectively. The duration of the radio programme has remained 30 minutes since the fourth episode.
Initially, the broadcast was only in Hindi language. Subsequently, the English version started from 31st January, 2016 and Sanskrit version from 28th May, 2017. Currently, Mann Ki Baat is aired in 23 languages, including 22 Indian languages and English, 29 dialects (25 from Northeast and 4 from Chhattisgarh) and in 11 foreign languages.
The Indian languages include Hindi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Odia, Konkani, Nepali, Kashmiri, Dogri, Manipuri, Maithili, Bengali, Assamese, Bodo, Santhali, Urdu and Sindhi. The dialects are Chhattisgarhi, Gondi, Halbi, Sargujia, Pahari, Sheena, Gojri, Balti, Ladakhi, Karbi, Khasi, Jaintia, Garo, Nagamese, Hmar, Paite, Thadou, Kabui, Mao, Tangkhul, Nyishi, Adi, Monpa, Ao, Angami, Kokborok, Mizo, Lepcha and Sikkimese (Bhutia).
French, Chinese, Indonesian, Tibetan, Burmese, Baluchi, Arabic, Pashtu, Persian, Dari and Swahili are the foreign languages in which the broadcast is done.
The Prime Minister has mentioned over 700 individuals and around 300 organizations so far in the Mann Ki Baat programme. These include 37 individuals and 10 organizations from foreign countries as well.