The 49th episode of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly Maan ki Baat radio address to the nation began at 11 am today. It is being broadcasted on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan. The programme is also being live streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, AIR and DD News. The Prime Minister is currently on a trip to Japan to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit and met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Sunday. Hon’ble Prime Minister spoke about the Odisha Hockey World Cup & the beauty of this incredible land and India’s best kept Secret.
PM Modi about Statue of Unity, Odisha and Hockey world cup in Mann Ki Baat 49th Episode.
Every Indian will now be proud to see the world’s tallest statue here on Indian soil. Sardar Patel, a true son of the soil will adorn our skies too. I hope every Indian being will swell with pride in this remarkable feat of mother India.
“India has a golden history in Hockey. In the past, we have won several gold medals and also won the World Cup once. India has given some great hockey players to the world,” PM Modi said. The prime minister remembered India’s greatest hockey player Dhyanchand among others.
Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here from November 28 to December 16 and cheer the teams.
The PM also suggested them to explore Odisha during their visit to the state for witnessing the mega sporting event by visiting various tourist spots and holy places.
“We have been fortunate to be the hosts of the Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018 in Bhubaneswar. It is a good chance for the sports lovers to witness closely contested matches. Go to Bhubaneshwar and cheer up the Indian team and also encourage each team there,” Modi said.
“Odisha has a dignified historical background and a very rich cultural tradition. People of the state are full of warmth. This is a chance for sports lovers to see Odisha. They can visit the world famous holy places like the Sun Temple in Konark, Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri and Chilka Lake along with enjoying the games there,” he said.