After success of Yoga Day, PM plans large-scale social security scheme on Raksha Bandhan


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in his Mann Ki Baat thanked the nation for the grand success of the International Yoga Day and said that his government was planning to implement a large-scale social security scheme for women on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. The schemes will be on line of the Jan Dhan Yojna launched earlier.

He also urged Indians to ‘make Raksha Bandhan’ a memorable occasion by gifting ‘Jan Dhan Yojna-like schemes’ as gifts to their sisters, helpers and other women within the family or those who help us in some way or the other.

The dominating theme of his Mann Ki Baat today was his feelings on the just concluded International Yoga Day. Talking about the event, he said that the response had exceeded his expectations.

He said, ” I’ve been overwhelmed by the global response to Yoga Day.”

He praised the #SelfieWithDaughter initiative of a man in Haryana and asked people to send more photos using the same hashtag promising that he will be retweeting the best photos from his twitter handle.

Commenting on the importance of environment, Modi asked people ‘this season to plant as many trees as possible” adding that every drop of water was also important and ‘we need to conserve every drop.”

Contrary to expectation, PM Modi did not address the controversy surrounding several BJP ministers both at the centre and the state,

Mann ki Batt is Modi’s monthly radio programme through which he addresses the nation on the issues he feels close to his heart.

He concluded his talk by urging people to keep doing yoga and sending photos under Incredible India campaign.