India Proud To See Tribals Among Padma Awardees: PM Modi

Padma Awardees
Padma Awardees

Talked about the Padma awards at length Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the year 2023 on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the year 2023 on Sunday. This is the 97th edition of the PM’s monthly radio programme.

Calling 2023 a year of ‘People’s Padma’, PM Modi said, “Sizeable number of Padma awardees come from tribal communities and people associated with tribal society. Tribal life is different from city life, it also has its own challenges. Despite all this, tribal societies are always eager to preserve their traditions.”

Padma Awardees

The prime minister said during ‘Mann Ki Baat’ “Many great personalities who have worked on tribal languages like Toto, Ho, Kui, Kuvi and Manda, have received Padma awards. It is a matter of pride for all of us. People working with Siddi, Jarwa and Onge tribes have also been awarded this time.”

He further said, “This year the echoes of the Padma awards are being heard even in those areas which used to be Naxalite affected. Those who show the right path to the misguided youths in the Naxalite affected areas by their efforts have been honored with the Padma awards.”

Talking about the eventful month of January, PM Modi said, “This month, around 14th of January, glitter of festivals abound across the country from north to south and from east to west.” He also praised the Republic Day celebrations of this year.

The prime minister spoke about the importance of ‘millets’ and said 2023 will be the ‘International Year for Millets’. PM Modi mentioned the names of people from different states who have dedicated their professional lives to promoting ‘millet-made’ food.

PM Modi said during his monthly radio programme “Have you ever heard the word Milletpreneurs? Odisha’s Milletpreneurs are making headlines. A women’s self-help group in the tribal district Sundargarh is associated with Odisha Millets Mission. They make biscuits, cakes and other eatables from millets.”


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