New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Mann Ki Baat on Sunday that the Padma award has now become a People's Award. PM Modi urged the countrymen to get information about the work of people who have received honors like Padma Awards. Also said that people's trust in these awards is increasing and a new respect is being born. In his address at the 61st Mann Ki Baat program, PM Modi said that India feels proud about these great personalities, and feels proud by honoring the people associated with the land.
Khelo India University on the lines of Khelo India Games Modi congratulated the people of Assam for hosting Khelo India and congratulated the 56 record-breaking girls. He said that through the national sports competition, where the players get a chance to show their passion and they also get to know the culture. We have decided to organize Khelo India University Games on the lines of Khelo India Yuva Khel. Prime Minister Modi said that water conservation is becoming public participation, that after sanitation water conservation, the spirit of public participation is increasing rapidly today. This Jal-Shakti campaign started during the last monsoon is moving towards greater success with public participation.
He said that a similar story is from Barabanki in UP. The Sarahi lake, spread over an area of 43 hectares, was counting its last breath. More than 46 thousand nominations were received by Modi, he said, more than 46 thousand nominations have been received for Padma awards this year. This number is more than 20 times that of 2014. These figures reflect the belief of the people that the Padma Award has been awarded the People's Award.