Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Nation, through his monthly radio program, Mann Ki Baat. He began his speech by confessing that he has recieved a lot of letters, emails and phone calls from the people of the Nation. He referred to the article by Komal Thakkar on Mygov, in which she indicated about on-line Sanskrit lessons. He commended her for her dedication, and said that he has already communicated with the concerned department about how she can achieve her aims. Modi also encouraged his listeners to engage with the Sanskrit language, and read Komal’s article. He then began to talk about the initiative, “Fit India”.
He requested the youth of the country to come together and join the movement of Fit India. He recounted the story of Kanpur-based doctor Ajit Mohan Chaudhary, who goes to poor people and treats them by giving medicines. He talked about Kolkata’s cab driver Saidul Laskar, who lost his sister 13 years ago, and then went on to make a hospital for the treatment of poor people.
Saidul had to sell the jewelry of his family and the collect donations for the Hospital. It took him 12 years, but Saidul was able to achieve his goals, which Modi said was an example of the new India. Modi talked about how Dr. BR Ambedkar had thought of India as an Industrial powerhouse, and how, for people who are from poor background and don’t have immense privilege, he is a source of inspiration.