PM Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will soon be available in regional dialects, starting with Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Jharkhand.
For now, previous episodes won't be available in local languages.
The aim is to expand reach of the program as far as possible. In December, I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu talked about boosting the use of Doordarshan and All India Radio to disseminate the PM's message.
PM's 'Mann Ki Baat now in regional languages
States urged to take charge of regional versions
"States have been asked to produce dialectical translations that should follow after the PM's message is broadcast," said a source.
Naidu has also batted for states running their own programs on similar lines.
Sources talked about 'CM Ki Baat', "an initiative that can cut across party lines and serve as a more focused, and effective means to communicate with the people of the state."
'Mann Ki Baat' also in book form
Modi's monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast is streamed on the NaMo app and simultaneously on All India Radio. Recently, Bluekraft Digital Foundation released a book titled 'Mann Ki Baat - A Social Revolution on Radio', which chronicles its evolution and lists interesting facts.
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