With 'Made in India' and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' in focus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed India's shift for indigenous products within a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. The 72nd episode of the programme was also the last Mann Ki Baat of the year 2020.

The Prime Minister addressed a host of issues through his programme including economic recovery, giving a boost to indigenous products, Atmanirbhar Bharat, and Vocal for Local. PM Modi said that there has been a significant increase in India's forest cover as well as leopard population.

Here are the highlights of 72nd Mann Ki Baat aired on Sunday:

·         The new year is only four days away making this the last Mann ki Baat of 2020. People have been sharing how the year went. People have paid tributes to the spirit of 130 crore Indians.

·         When the country underwent an unprecedented lockdown, the citizens came together to applaud the corona warriors, some people also reminisced those moments in their messages.

·         Supply chains were disrupted during the pandemic but new lessons were learned during the period. He said that the nation developed new capabilities and this signifies self-reliance or 'atma nirbharta'.

·         Vocal for local is reverberating in each and every household. It is time to ensure our products meet global standards. Whatever is global best, we should make it in India and prove it.

·         On this day, sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh were immured alive. Today, Guru Gobind Singh ji's mother Mara Gujari attained martyrdom.

·         A week ago, it was the martyrdom day of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji too. People reminisce about the supreme sacrifices made by the family members of Guru Gobind Singh ji.

·         India has seen a 60% rise in the leopard population between 2014-18. In 2014, the leopard population was around 7,900 that increased to 12,852 in 2019, said PM Modi, adding that the population has significantly increased in Central India.

·         During his speech, PM Modi said that when he sees India's youth, he feels elated and is reassured because they have a 'can do' approach and the spirit of 'will do'. "No challenge is too big for them. Nothing is beyond their reach," he added.

·         A team of youths which calls itself 'Yuva Brigade' has transformed an ancient Shiva Temple in Srirangapatna, Karnataka. When I see the youth of India, I feel delighted and assured because they have the ‘Can Do’ approach and the ‘Will Do’ spirit in them.

·         The Prime Minister also reminded Indians the goals of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. He said that we need to take a vow to not litter. He also reminded people to get rid of single-use plastic that took a backseat amid the coronavirus pandemic.