We saw the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat in 2020: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat
New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made the year's last 'Mann Ki Baat' address to the nation where he highlighted on efforts to make self-reliant India among a host of other things.
"We saw the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat in 2020," the Prime Minister said during his address.
"The people of India have taken many steps forward and are getting vocal for local. Our manufacturers are also thinking about making top quality products. This will boost the efforts towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat," he said.
Modi shared that for the final MannKiBaat of 2020, a lot of letters, inputs and thoughts have been shared.
"People have been sharing how the year went. People have paid tributes to the spirit of 130 crore Indians," he said.
The PM paid his tributes to Chaar Sahibzaade, Mata Gujri, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and Sri Guru Gobind Singh.
"We remain indebted to these greats for their sacrifices and their spirit of compassion," he said.
He also shared the good news on the wildlife front, stating the leopard population of India is rising.
"Central Indian states, led by Madhya Pradesh have done well in preserving habitats for leopards. Over the last few years, the Lion and Tiger population have also risen," he said.
"India is full of remarkable people who have shown great compassion toward animals," he added.
Modi said from Gurugram to Karnataka, there are people "whose passion towards a cleaner environment is outstanding."
"Their efforts are both innovating and inspiring," he said.
The Prime Minister also pitched for Swachh Bharat mission in his address.
"Say no to Single-Use Plastic. This year, the discussions around COVID took precedence but the work towards a Swachh Bharat also went on with full vigour," he said,