Mann Ki Baat is an Indian radio program hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people of the nation on All India Radio, DD National and DD News. Recently, Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan said women's participation in the community is "increasing manifold," relating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Mann ki Baat speech in which he brought out women empowerment.
PM Modi addressed the 73rd episode of the ''Mann ki Baat'' program and the first episode of the year 2021 on Sunday. Applauding various departments and about many significant incidents in the nation, the prime minister moreover underlined the increasing participation of the country's women in several areas.
"From flying non-stop commercial flights to taking part in Republic Day parades, women's participation is increasing manifold. Desh ki Beti (Nation's daughter) today is fearless, courageous, and an equal participant in nation-building activities," Kareena said on her Instagram account, tagging the official Instagram account of the PM and noted, "WomenSupportingWomen MannKiBaat PMOINDIA" in the caption.
The Prime Minister underscored the historic move where Air India's longest direct route flight with the all-women pilot team on January 11 landed at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru from San Francisco, flying over the North Pole and covering a distance of about 16,000 kilometers.
"You must have seen two women IAF officers creating history in this year's Republic Day parade. Be it any field, the participation of the nation's women is continuously increasing," PM Modi said. Two IAF women officials became the initial women pilots to take part in the Republic Day parade.
India's one of the first three women fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth, became the first woman fighter pilot to be part of the Indian Air Force contingent at the Republic Day parade. Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore became the first woman to be part of the flypast over Rajpath as she flew a Mi-17 V5 helicopter in a formation of four choppers. Their achievements drew praise from everyone.