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PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat Urges Nation To Sustain 'Viksit Bharat' Spirit And Self-Reliance Into 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a spirited edition of Mann Ki Baat, rallies the nation to uphold the 'Viksit Bharat' ethos, shares fitness insights with Sadhguru, Harmanpreet Kaur, Vishwanathan Anand, and Akshay Kumar, and reflects on India's notable achievements in 2023.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the 108th episode of Mann Ki Baat, urged the nation to sustain the spirit of 'Viksit Bharat' and self-reliance into 2024. Emphasizing the importance of physical and mental health, the broadcast featured fitness tips from personalities like Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Harmanpreet Kaur, Vishwanathan Anand, and Akshay Kumar.

As the year approached its end, Modi highlighted the nation's collective achievements, including record-breaking Diwali business endorsing 'vocal for local' and the success of Chandrayaan-3, expressing pride in Indian scientists, particularly women scientists.

The prime minister commended Indian athletes for their outstanding performances in various sports, including cricket and the Asian Games. Looking ahead to the Paris Olympics in 2024, Modi encouraged continued support for Indian players.

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Reflecting on successful campaigns like 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' and 'Meri Mati Mera Desh,' Modi acknowledged the collective achievement of constructing 70,000 'Amrit Sarovars.' He stressed the importance of innovation, highlighting India's rise in the Global Innovation Index from 81st in 2015 to 40th presently.

Modi noted the surge in patent filings and the inclusion of a record number of Indian universities in the QS Asia University Rankings. He praised the nation's potential and called for inspiration from these successes to make new resolutions.

Addressing the importance of fitness, Modi acknowledged the concern over lifestyle-related diseases and the overwhelming response received on Fit India. Numerous startups, including Infi-Heal and YOUR-Dost, shared unique efforts on the NaMo app.

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2023, celebrated as the International Year of Millets, provided opportunities for startups in this field. Modi stressed the significance of both physical and mental health, appreciating the work of startups like Infi-Heal and YOUR-Dost in improving mental well-being through technology like Artificial Intelligence.

Fitness tips from Sadhguru, Harmanpreet Kaur, Vishwanathan Anand, and Akshay Kumar emphasized internal mental health, regular exercise, good sleep, focus, and avoiding shortcuts for long-lasting fitness.

In conclusion, Modi recalled the contributions of Savitribai Phule and Rani Velu Nachiyar, praising their roles in education, social reform, and resistance against foreign rule. He highlighted social worker Jagdish Trivedi's unique book, "Social Audit of Social Service," which provides a detailed account of income and expenses in the last six years.

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