Ranchi: The Jharkhand Raj Bhawan is set to invite 100 special people to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100th episode of ‘Maan Ki Baat’ on April 30. The invitees include Padma Awardees, sports persons, vice-chancellors and members of civil society.
According to sources, the Darbar hall is especially being decked up to make the 100 invitees comfortable to listen to Modi’s flagship address, Mann Ki Baat, which was aired for the first time on October 3, 2014. Sources said that Governor C P Radhakrishnan will also host a sumptuous lunch for the listeners after the prime minister concludes his address.
The Maan ki Baat job has been trusted to the Governor, a former BJP MP from Tamil Nadu,. Meanwhile, the State BJP is also geared up to host Modi’s flagship address on a massive scale. “All the elected representatives, including the party MPs and MLAs, have been tasked to listen to the address with at least 100 persons at 100 places in each of 81 assembly constituencies,” said BJP state president Deepak Prakash. ‘Besides, the party leaders have been asked to listen to the address with various sections of society at different places too.
The purpose is to connect people from every polling booth in the State with the programme,” Prakash, who will listen to it along with 2000 persons at Samlong, outskirts of Ranchi. All the BJP leaders, who will host the programme, will upload the photograph at the ‘Mann ki baat’ app by 12.30 pm.
Several persons from Jharkhand, who are doing exceptional work, have figured prominently among 500 Indians, discussed by the prime minister during the ‘Maan Ki baat’ episodes. Mann Ki Baat is translated into 23 Indian languages and 29 dialects. Over the years, the programme encompassed several topics ranging from weather, environment, cleanliness, and various social issues to even examinations.