Modi to connect with people through radio on Oct 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with the people through radio on Friday when he will share his thoughts on a variety of issues.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014, 19:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with the people through radio on Friday when he will share his thoughts on a variety of issues.

While deciding to reach out to the people through radio, Modi had sought suggestions from the public on the format as well as frequency of such an initiative.

A separate forum was created on the website 'MyGov' to enable the citizens to share their views.

"The Radio programme is seen as one more instance of the Prime Minister innovatively communicating with the people," a PMO statement said.

"The idea of the Prime Minister of India sharing his thoughts with countrymen has been received by people with great enthusiasm. It has attracted response from all the corners of country," the statement said.

On September 6, Modi had tweeted, "Let's connect on the Radio...Want your ideas."

The first radio address by the Prime Minister, titled 'Man ki Baat' (the heart talk), will be aired on state-run All India Radio (AIR) and its feed would be shared with all FM and community radio stations as well as news and current affairs TV channels.

Doordarshan is planning to carry the contents of the programme along with suitable footage.

Sources said the public service broadcasters are planning to provide free of cost the audio feed as well as visuals to all private radio channels as well as news and current affairs channels which express interest.