At 96th edition of Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi calls for the eradication of Kala Azar.
Pointing out that many countries were witnessing a rise in the number of Covid cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday urged the citizens of India to remain careful and advised all to wear masks and wash their hands regularly.
He was addressing the last Mann Ki Baat of 2022. A monthly radio programme hosted by the Prime Minister, this Sunday’s was the 96th edition of Mann Ki Baat.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister paid tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 98th birth anniversary and said: “He was a great leader who provided exceptional leadership to the country. He has a special place in the heart of every Indian.”
Emphasising the need to keep river Ganga clean, the Prime Minister said: “Maa Ganga is integral to our culture and tradition. It is our collective responsibility to keep the river clean. While the Namami Gange Mission helped improve our biodiversity, the Swachh Bharat Mission has become firmly rooted in the minds of all Indians. The legacy of cleanliness is now being carried by all Indians together.”
Stating that India has managed to successfully eradicate diseases like smallpox, polio and guinea worm, Modi said: “In the last few years, we have overcome many major challenges in the health sector. The entire credit goes to our medical experts, scientists, and the will power of the countrymen. Now, I would like to bring your attention to another challenge — Kala Azar (visceral leishmaniasis).”