Mann Ki Baat: Highlights from PM Modi’s address

New Delhi, July 31 : After flagging off the 'RUN FOR RIO' in New Delhi today to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on the nation to boost the morale of the Indian contingent heading for the Olympics.

Addressing the nation in the 22nd edition of his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme, the Prime Minister also remembered former president late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and spoke in detail about the Atal Innovation Mission.

Here are the highlights from his address: .Today in Delhi, "Run for Rio" was organised, we will organise many more programs to encourage our athletes: PM Modi .

An athlete toils hard to reach to this level. It takes a lot of effort and sacrifice to reach there: PM Modi . Technology changes with every passing day, you can't catch it as it keeps on transforming. Research and innovation is important: PM Modi . When we remember Dr Kalam, we think of science, technology... future is going to be technology driven, we need to embrace it: PM Modi . Let us AIM to innovate. When I talk about AIM, I am talking about "Atal Innovation Mission": PM Modi . We are happy with the rains but with the rains also come some illnesses, about which we have to be careful (and) which can be prevented: PM Modi .

The state of Rajasthan has decided to plant 25 lakh trees. This is a very big thing and must be appreciated: PM Modi . Have created a new scheme for pregnant women to get free medical check-up on the ninth of every month: PM Modi .

For me, my South Africa visit was like a pilgrimage: PM Modi . One needs to be cautious and alert of the digital fraud which is quiet rampant these days: PM Modi . "Raksha Bandhan" is approaching, can't brothers gift Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana to their sisters?: PM Modi .

I seek your ideas for my for 15th August address: PM Modi.

Source: ANI