A book compiling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio broadcast of 'Mann ki Baat' in which he addresses the nation on various issues was launched by Union minister Jual Oram at the World Book Fair on Wednesday.

The book compiled by 29-year-old Rajeev Gupta, a research scholar from Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad, covers the 'Mann ki Baat' episodes broadcast between October 3, 2014 and November 27, 2016.

Speaking at the launch of "Pradhanmantri Ke Mann Ki Baat", the Minister for Tribal Affairs lauded Gupta's effort to record the PM's speeches in written format.

"Even though the episodes of Mann ki Baat are available on YouTube and Doordarshan's website, a book is always welcome as people can easily glance through it in their spare time," he said.

Baldev Raj Sharma, Chairman of National Book Trust, said, "Mann ki Baat is an attempt by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to connect with the people. And the PM has highlighted several issues starting from cleanliness, drug abuse and governance to promoting Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.

"The programme doesn't have a politicial purpose, rather it is aimed at awakening people of the country and make them a part of this democratic system by making them feel responsible and capable," he said.

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