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NY, NJ resolutions honour 100th ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode

Both states lauded Mann Ki Baat as as a unique platform for PM Modi to directly connect with the people of India and listeners across the world, including the Indian-American community.

External Affairs Minister of India S Jaishankar and New York Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar. Image - Twitter/ India in New York

The US States of New Jersey and New York issued special resolutions honouring the 100th episode of Prime Minister Modi’s monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, which has served as a unique platform for the leader to directly address the people of India and Indians across the world.

Indian American Assemblyman,Raj Mukherji introduced the resolution in New Jersey while the resolution in the New York Senate was introduced by Indian-American Senator Kevin Thomas and the one in the New York Assembly by Indian-American Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar.

Both the Resolutions by the State of New York adopted in the Senate and Assembly on April 26, 2023, congratulate ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on the occasion of celebrating its 100th edition on April 30.

The New Jersey state resolution lauded the programme for highlighting some of the most pressing questions confronting everyday citizens, and its and for its service to the Indian Diaspora, that is able to keep abreast of the news that affects their friends and families overseas through the programme.

“The strength and success of the State of New Jersey, the vitality of our communities, and the effectiveness of democracies throughout the world depend, in great measure, upon public-spirited enterprises, such as Mann Ki Baat, which strive to engage the public in furtherance of an educated and astute electorate,” the resolution read.

The New York Legislative Resolution noted that ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has served as a unique platform for the Prime Minister to directly address the people of India and listeners across the world, including the Indian-American community in New York State, and share his thoughts and ideas on various issues.

The NY resolution emphasized that the “vital broadcast has become an effective means of communication between the Government and the people of India to promote good governance and thereby deepen democracy.” It also attributed the show's success to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and praised his "steadfast and unwavering commitment."

The resolutions were presented to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at a special community event held in New Jersey, where the 100th episode of the radio programme was broadcast. Edison Mayor, Sam Joshi aslo commemorated the occasion by issuing a resolution.