Mentioning the violence that took place in Delhi on Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the nation was shocked to witness the insult of the tricolour on January 26.
"The country was saddened by the insult to the Tricolour on the 26th January in Delhi. We have to infuse times to come with new hope. Last year, we displayed exemplary patience & courage. This year too, we have to work hard to attain our resolves", the PM said.
This comes a day ahead of presentation of Union Budget for 2021-22 by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and days after the Republic Day violence when farmers agitating against the new farm reforms stormed the Red Fort and clashed with Delhi Police.
The 73rd episode of the monthly radio programme is the first 'Mann ki Baat' of 2021. Hours before the programme, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted a topic suggestion for the PM. Rahul asked the PM not to be afraid, and to try to talk about China.