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Arvind Kejriwal's interactive programme: 'Talk to AK'

05 Jul 2016 | By Nandita

On the footsteps of PM Modi, Kejriwal announced the launch of his interactive programme, 'Talk to AK.'

The new programme will be aired on Sundays at 11 am from 17 July.

Unlike PM Modi's radio show, the programme will be interactive in which the participants are invited to visit wwww.talktoak.com and call on a phone number provided there to interact with the Delhi CM.

In context: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's 'Talk to AK' campaign

PM Modi's initiativePM Modi connected to people with 'Mann Ki Baat' programme

Prime Minister Modi addressed the countrymen over radio for the first time in his programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on 3 October, 2014.

In the first 'Mann Ki Baat' programme, PM Modi asked the Indians to use of skills for the country's betterment and prosperity while urging people to generate confidence amongst themselves.

He promised to make such programme regular and invited ideas from the citizens.

Congress on Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that, "You (Modi ji) have done a lot of 'Mann ki Baat' and the country has now become fed up with it. You should talk about some work and try to fulfill the promises you made during the elections."
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Aim of the programmeBenefits of PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'

It helped in creating a connection with those people who does not have televisions and had a radio as the source of communication.

The programme focused on key social issues including road accidents, drug abuse, education, girl child and many other important areas.

It was one of the cheapest communication process which was fast and with the highest reach.

Trend of radio talksHistory of radio talks by leaders

The first radio talks were started by the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt while addressing his countrymen to deal with the effects of the 2nd World War and economic downfall in US.

Further in 1982, the process was again initiated by President Ronald Reagan.

Currently, President Barack Obama communicates every week with his countrymen through a video chat.

05 Jul 2016Arvind Kejriwal's interactive programme: 'Talk to AK'