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PM Pushes for Buying 'Local'; Urges for Low-Key Dussehra Celebrations

In his monthly radio address to the nation, PM Modi has called upon the countrymen to practice a low-key Dussehra celebrations due to Coronavirus pandemic.

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Addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged for low key Dussehra celebrations amid pandemic. He also urged the public to be Vocal for Local’ while shopping. "This time when you go shopping, remember your resolve of ‘Vocal for Local’. When purchasing goods from the market, we have to give priority to local products.”

Earlier on October 10, Modi had invited suggestions for topics to discuss in the programme.”#MannKiBaat presents a great opportunity to share inspiring journeys of outstanding citizens and discuss themes that power societal change. This month’s programme will take place on the 25th. Share your ideas on the NaMo App, MyGov or record your message,” he had tweeted.

In his last radio address on September 28, Modi sought to illustrate with examples how farmers stood to benefit from farm Bills passed by Parliament in September. He said his government’s agriculture sector reforms have given farmers the power to sell their produce “anywhere and to anyone… where they can get a higher price according to their wish”.

“Our farmers, our villages are the very basis of Atmanirbhar Bharat”, and “in the recent past, these areas have liberated themselves from many restrictions and tried to break free from many myths”, Modi said.

PM Modi also devoted time to discuss the aspects of the life and achievements of Sardar Patel. PM said Patel devoted his entire life towards the unity of the country. "One aspect about Sardar Patel that is not as widely known - he had a great sense of humour, even in the middle of tough circumstances. This is a learning for all of us - we must always keep our sense of humour alive. Sardar Patel's sense of humour was noted by Bapu too! We will mark the Jayanti of Sardar Patel on 31st October," Modi said. 

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