New Delhi, September 24
“These days most of the letters and messages I have received are largely on two subjects — the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 and the successful hosting of G-20 in the National Capital,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann ki Baat’ on Sunday.
“I have received countless letters from every part of the country, across every section of society, and people of all ages. When the lander of Chandrayaan-3 was about to land on the Moon, crores of people were simultaneously witnessing each and every moment of this event through different mediums. More than 80 lakh people watched the event on ISRO’s YouTube Live Channel, which is a record in itself,” the Prime Minister said.
“This conveys how deep the attachment of crores of Indians is to Chandrayaan-3,” he added.
Referring to ‘Bharat Mandapam’, the venue of the G20 Summit, the PM said it has become a “celebrity” as people are taking selfies with it. In this summit, India proved the mettle of its leadership by making African Union a full member of G-20, he said.
Modi said the country suggested the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor at the recent G20 Summit. This corridor is going to become the basis of world trade for hundreds of years to come, and history will always remember that this corridor was initiated on the Indian soil, he said.
The PM said the ‘G-20 University Connect Programme’ will be conducted in New Delhi on September 26. Through this programme, lakhs of university students across the country will connect with each other, and institutions like IITs, IIMs, NITs and medical colleges will also participate in it, he said.
The PM made a special mention of a visually handicapped German girl, Kasmi, who have never visited India but sings in Hindi. The 21-year-old German is quite popular on Instagram these days.
Kasmi has been blind since birth but this difficult challenge did not stop her from extraordinary achievements. Her passion for music and creativity was such that she started singing right from her childhood. She started African drumming at the age of three. She was introduced to Indian music just 5-6 years ago. The music of India fascinated her so much that she got completely engrossed in it. She has also learned to play tabla. The most inspiring thing is that she has mastered singing in many Indian languages. She has mastered her notes in Sanskrit, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Assamese, Bengali, Marathi and Urdu. “You can imagine how difficult it is if someone has to speak two-three lines of another unknown language, but for Kasmi it is like child’s play,” PM Modi said.
The PM also shared one of her songs sung in Kannada language.
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