Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 74th edition of his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, at 11am today. During the address, he stressed the importance of conserving water ahead of summers. The Prime Minister said people have to understand the collective responsibility towards water conservation.

He also lauded the contribution of science in making India a self-reliant nation and called for the people of the country to take forward the 'lab to land' mantra.

Further, wishing students ahead of their examinations, PM Modi said, 'Be a warrior, not a worrier.' He also invited parents, teachers for their suggestion for "Pariksha pe Charcha."

Self-reliance invokes patriotism, said PM Modi. He added that Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan is not just a government policy, it's a national spirit.

Lauding the work by temples of Assam towards environmental conservation, PM Modi said, "Many people from across the country are contributing to 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.”

Highlights:

· In self-reliant India, there is an immense contribution of science. We will have to take science forward with the mantra of “lab to land”

· 'Be a warrior, not a worrier,' says PM Modi as he wishes students for their exams. He also invites parents, teachers for their suggestion for "Pariksha pe Charcha."

· Many people from across the country are contributing to 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'. Pramodji, from Bettiah, who was working in a LED bulb factory in Delhi, understood the process of bulb production & started a small LED bulbs manufacturing unit at this native place.

· Today is National Science Day. It is dedicated to the discovery of the 'Raman Effect' by scientist Dr CV Raman. Our youth should read a lot about Indian scientists and understand the history of Indian science.

· One of his biggest regrets during his years as Chief Minister of Gujarat and later as Prime Minister is that he has not been able to learn Tamil. “It is a beautiful language that is prominent around the world. Many people have told me about the quality of literature and poetry written in Tamil.”

On February 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited people of the country to share their inspiring stories in the field of art, culture, and tourism. "Through inspiring examples, January's #MannKiBaat highlighted diverse topics ranging from art, culture, tourism and agri innovation. Would love to hear more such motivational anecdotes for the programme in February, which will take place on the 28th," PM Modi tweeted and shared a link for the people inviting ideas for the next 'Mann Ki Baat'.