‘Mann Ki Baat’: Chandigarh Airport To Be Renamed After Shaheed Bhagat Singh, PM Modi Announces

New Delhi: In his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the Centre’s decision to rename Chandigarh airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

“As a tribute to the great freedom fighter, it has been decided that the Chandigarh airport will now be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh,” he said.

PM Modi also spoke about the return of cheetahs as Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park, the new home of African cheetahs in India, is basking in its new-found global fame after eight cheetahs airlifted from Namibia were released in the wildlife sanctuary recently with much fanfare. 

“People from many corners of the country expressed happiness over the return of Cheetahs. 130 crore Indians are elated and filled with pride. A task force will monitor Cheetahs, on the basis of which we will decide when you can visit the Cheetahs,” PM Modi stated.

The Prime Minister invited suggestions for naming the wild cats.

“I request people to share their views on naming of the campaign and Cheetahs. It will be great if the naming of Cheetahs is in tune with our traditions. Also, suggest how humans should treat animals. Participate in this contest and maybe you could be the first one to witness the Cheetahs,” he added.

PM Modi’s Quotes From ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Address

  • “Today, India is scaling new heights in para-sports, which we have witnessed in multiple tournaments. There are many people who are working on the ground to promote fitness culture among the specially-abled, strengthening their self-confidence.”
  • “Climate change is a major threat to marine ecosystems. On the other hand, the litter on our beaches is disturbing. It becomes our responsibility to make serious and continuous efforts to tackle these challenges.”
  • “For years, there were no clear standards for Sign Language. To overcome these difficulties, the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center was established in 2015. Since then numerous efforts have been taken to spread awareness about Indian Sign Language.”

  • “On Bapu’s birth anniversary, let us pledge to intensify the ‘vocal for local’ campaign.”