The social revolution on radio, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to come on the book stalls to revolutionize its readers. The book which is based on the famous talk show, 'Mann Ki Baat', will be coming out with the title named, 'Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio'.
Interestingly, the preface for the book is written by the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzō Abe. He refers this book to be Modi's 'strong passion for dialogue'.
The book is moreover a memento to Prime Minster Modi on the third anniversary of his government. The book will be launched on 26th May 2017 as a part of the 20-day celebration, it is the same day when three years ago, Narendra Modi took over the office and pledged to serve the nation.
So far, 'Mann Ki Baat' has been broadcasted 15 times, with more than 61,000 ideas and 1.43 lakh audio recordings by listeners, the program was hosted by the Prime Minister where each month, some selected calls became a part of the broadcast.
Shinzō Abe presented his thoughts on the program and the Indian PM as he wrote the preface of the book saying, "This book is filled with Prime Minster Modi's enthusiasm for interacting with the people of India, particularly with the youth. Talking on a one hour radio show once a month while addressing challenging tasks as Prime Minister requires tremendous efforts, I cannot but feel his strong passion for dialogue, with his people. Having met a number of leaders in the international society, I found Prime Minister Modi comes next to nobody in caring for the development of his own country from a strategic and long-term perspective. Japan and India are the two major democracies in Asia, having a special mission to join hands in leading the peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region. I hope that this book will inspire many Indian youths, who will make their own contribution to the development of India."
The book's main focus is to tell about the follow-up the government got from the people after Modi's interaction with them. Also, there's a mention about how the people associated with the making of the program ended up with the name. Originally the names that were considered for the program ranged from 'PM ke saath ru-ba-ru' to 'Varta Modi Ji Ke Saath' to 'Modi Vani'. At the end, when they were not able to find out what the name should be, they went to Modi and asked him, that was the time when he said, "arre isme kya baat hai, kaho kuch halki phulki Mann ki baat karunga" (why make a big fuss, it will be just a heart to heart talk). And that's how the name was derived.
The book will be launched by the external affairs minister of India, Sushma Swaraj on 26th May 2017, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The first copy of the book will be presented to his excellency, President, Pranab Mukherjee.