Friday, May 24

LG Ladakh participates in special screening of 100th episode of Mann ki Baat


Leh: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), participated in the special screening of the 100th episode of Mann ki Baat, the monthly radio address by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji. He also inaugurated the photo exhibition on the 100th episode of Mann ki Baat highlighting the topics the Prime Minister discussed in his monthly radio address.

Addressing the gathering, LG informed about the various Apex leadership of the country witnessed by him over the years since India’s independence. Praising the Apex leadership of Shri Narendra Modi ji, he stated that the fate of India changed on 26th May 2014 when Shri Narendra Modi ji assumed the charge of Prime Minister of the country. He praised Shri Narendra Modi ji’s leadership and all the life-changing schemes implemented by him over the years such as Jal Jeevan Mission, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or Saubhagya, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, etc, for the benefit of millions of people of India.

Praising Sri Narendra Modi ji’s large-heartedness and magnanimity, LG informed that he has listened to all the episodes of Mann ki Baat. He also informed that the uniqueness of the radio programme is that Shri Narendra Modi ji touches upon all the topics and subjects that concern the everyday life of the common man. He gave credit to Shri Narendra Modi ji for ensuring that India puts the best foot forward in the ongoing G-20 India Summit by showcasing India’s progression as a developed nation. HLG stated that Shri Narendra Modi ji derives strength from the people of India and makes every effort to reach out to the people.

LG thanked everyone present for the special screening of the 100th episode of Mann ki Baat and wished them luck in their future endeavours.

Earlier, Padma Shri awardee His Eminence Thiksey Rinpoche, emphasised the need for the people of Ladakh to come together and make collective efforts to make Ladakh a developed UT.  Thanking Shri Narendra Modi ji, HE Thiksey Rinpoche stated that Ladakh is on the path of development after becoming a Union Territory. He sought cooperation and support from the people of Ladakh to achieve the dreams of a developed Ladakh.

Urgen Phuntsog, a progressive farmer from Gya village, whose name was mentioned by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji in one of the episodes of Mann ki Baat, expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Prime Minister for mentioning his name in his monthly radio programme. This gesture, he said, has motivated and encouraged farmers like him involved in sustainable farming practices to do better work. He informed about his engagement in agricultural practices for more than two decades and the successful farming of around 30 different types of crops done by him on his field. Shri Urgyen thanked all the people who helped and encouraged him during his journey as a progressive farmer despite the numerous challenges faced by him due to the harsh climatic conditions of Ladakh.

Earlier, Deputy Director General, All India Radio, Shri Arun Kumar Verma, welcomed the guests while Programme Head, AIR/DDK Leh, Shri Sonam Wangchuk gave the vote of thanks.

Padma Shri HE Thiksey Rinpoche, Padma Shri Chewang Phunsog, Padma Shri Dr Tsering Norboo; Advisor, Shri Umang Narula; Deputy Chairman, LAHDC Leh, Shri Tsering Angchuk; Executive Councillors- Shri Tashi Namgyal Yakzee, Shri Stanzin Chosphel; Councillors from LAHDC Leh/Kargil; Chairpersons of Block Development Councils (BDCs); members of PRIs; departmental secretaries; officials from the district administration and head of departments; representatives from religious organisations; notable farmers, sportspersons, artists, scholars, entrepreneurs, businesspersons, social workers, teachers and people from other fields were present during the event.




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