Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat at 11 am on April 26th, 2020.
In this 64th episode scheduled on the 33rd day of the nationwide lockdown, Modi said that India’s fight against novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is people-driven.
“Today’s Mann Ki Baat takes place when we are in the midst of a ‘Yuddh’. India’s fight against COVID-19 is people-driven. Every Indian is a soldier in this fight. Look around, you will see how India has taken up a people-driven battle against COVID-19,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister said that in the midst of the COVID-19 induced lockdown, people are rising to the occasion to help each other.
“We are all in this together. Our hardworking farmers ensure no one is hungry. People are contributing to PM-CARES. Among the topmost priorities is to help the poor and vulnerable. India is working as a team,” he added.
Modi said that all the citizens of the country are adapting to the new changes in a post-coronavirus world.
“Be it our businesses, office culture, education, medical sector..everyone is adapting to new changes in a post-Coronavirus world. There is a strong desire to innovate in various areas,” Modi further said.
The Prime Minister also said that the highly contagious COVID-19 has changed how we view things.
“I am so happy to see the immense appreciation for the working of sanitation workers, our police forces. The appreciation for doctors, nurses, healthcare workers is exceptional. India is caring for its own citizens and India is contributing towards creating a healthier planet,” he said.
Modi said that his government took decisions on controlling the spread of COVId and lockdown based on India’s ethos.
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