Prime Minister Modi’s Man Ki Baat(s) has always been special. Most of the times in his Man Ki Baat program, PM tries to touch and talk about the topics which are of importance to the ordinary citizens of India. And this time, guess what? The PM talked about abandoning this very concept of the ‘ordinary’ man from the Indian society.
Confused?? Let us explain it to you.
After the landmark cabinet decision banning the use of red beacons by the lawmakers and the executive and judiciary, the Prime Minister stressed upon the need of eliminating the VIP culture once again, speaking in his monthly address to the nation, ‘Man Ki Baat’, on the All India Radio. The PM said that “The red beacon used to be fixed atop a vehicle but slowly and steadily it permeated into the psyche and got firmly entrenched in the mindset. The red beacon has gone for good but nobody can say with certainty that it has also disappeared from the mindset.” Clearly, the focus now is on getting rid of this VIP mindset.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for the eradication of VIP culture by cleansing the Indian mindset. Going a step ahead, he even coined a new acronym, saying “VIP” must be replaced by “EPI” — Every Person is Important. The PM said his vision of ‘New India’ was that in place of VIP, priority should be accorded to EPI.
In fact, during his ‘Man Ki Baat’ program last Sunday, the PM also took a phone call from a Jabalpur resident, Shiva Choubey who also hailed the government’s decision to ban the use of red beacons. “I want to thank you from the core of my heart for this decision,” Choubey said.
While the government’s attempt in the direction of eliminating the VIP culture is as good as it can be, now the entire onus is on the citizens to clean the ‘mindsets’, where the real change is yet to be observed!