Reflecting growing Indo-US ties, President Barack Obama will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address to the people of India on January 27.
This time, PM Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will be a special one with the participation of US President Barack Obama, who will be the Chief Guest at this year’s Republic Day.
The Prime Minister himself made the announcement in tweets this morning.
“This month’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode will be a special one, where our Republic Day guest @BarackObama & I will share our thoughts together,” Modi tweeted.
“I am eagerly looking forward to the special ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme with President @BarackObama, which will be aired on 27th January,” he added.
PM Narendra Modi has been addressing the nation over radio every month since October last through the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme.
Inviting questions from the public, he said, “‘Mann Ki Baat’ with President @BarackObama will not be complete without your participation! Send your Qs till the 25th, using #AskObamaModi,” the Prime Minister said.
He said questions could also be posted on ‘MyGov’ website.
“#AskObamaModi & be a part of this memorable ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, illustrating a special bond between India &USA,” Modi wrote.
Significantly, when Modi visited the US in September last year, he and Obama had written a joint Op-Ed in a major American daily.