Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the global spread of Indian culture and heritage during his address on Saturday. He mentioned that the Kuwait government has initiated a special Hindi program on its National Radio and expressed his gratitude to the government and people of Kuwait for this commendable step. During the 111th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat', PM Modi shared an audio clip from the Kuwait radio show, which discusses the cultural ties between India and Kuwait. He highlighted that the 30-minute weekly broadcast in Hindi showcases various aspects of Indian culture, including films and discussions on the arts, which are well-received by the Indian community in Kuwait.

PM Modi also noted the interest shown by local Kuwaitis in the program and extended his heartfelt thanks to the Kuwait government for this initiative. He remarked that every Indian would be delighted to see their culture gaining recognition worldwide. Earlier this year, Kuwait launched its first-ever Hindi radio broadcast, which was praised by the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.

Additionally, PM Modi mentioned the unveiling of a statue of Rabindranath Tagore by the Turkmenistan President during the 300th anniversary celebrations of their national poet. He also spoke about the celebrations of Indian Arrival Day and Pravasi Diwas in Suriname and the pride of Indian-origin people in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Prime Minister concluded by discussing the 10th International Day of Yoga celebrations, which were held globally with great enthusiasm, including his participation in a program in Kashmir. The UN adopted the resolution for the International Day of Yoga in December 2014, proposed by India and introduced by PM Modi at the 69th session of the General Assembly.