BJP 40th foundation day: Understood seriousness of COVID-19 and waged timely war, PM Modi tells party cadre

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Updated: April 6, 2020 1:51:18 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India's efforts have set an example before the world in tackling coronavirus.

PM Modi said that victory in the fight against the corona epidemic is the only goal at this time. (Photo: BJP Twitter)

BJP Foundation Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party workers to help those who are facing the brunt of the coronavirus lockdown in the country. Addressing the party cadre on the occasion of the BJP’s 40th foundation day, the Prime Minister said that the country acted in time against coronavirus to check its spread. He noted that the entire world including the World Health Organisation has praised our initiatives to fight the virus.

“This foundation day of BJP has come at a time when not only the country but also the world is going through a difficult time. Humanity is facing a crisis, our devotion to service of the country creates our path during this challenging time,” he told the party workers.

“India has worked rapidly with a holistic approach that is being appreciated by not only Indians but also WHO. All countries should come together and fight this, so India had active participation in the meeting of the SAARC countries and the G20 meeting,” the PM added.

He also said that India’s efforts have set an example before the world in tackling coronavirus.

“India is one of the countries which understood the seriousness of this disease and waged a timely war against it. India took several decisions and tried its best to implement them on ground,” he said.

He told party workers that we must not stop our fight and expressed confidence that the country will surely overcome this crisis.

“This is a long battle, neither to be tired, nor to be defeated. It is to win even after a long battle. To emerge victorious. Today the nation’s goal is one, mission is one, and resolution is one – victory in the fight against the corona epidemic,” he said.

He also thanked the the states and UTs for their timely contribution in this fight. “At every stage, India became proactive after several decisions. These decisions also gained momentum with the cooperation of state governments. The speed and inclusiveness with which India has acted,” he said.

He further thanked the people of the country for showing maturity during the lockdown period and following the rules.

“A big country like India with 130 crore people, the kind of maturity which the people of India have shown at the time of lockdown has shown seriousness, it is unprecedented. No one could have imagined that in such a vast country, people would follow such discipline and sense of service,” the PM said.

“Light of countless diyas has strengthened our resolve and prepared us for long fight ahead against coronavirus,” he said this while referring to the massive support to his call to light a diya for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to show the nation’s collective resolve and solidarity in its fight against coronavirus.

PM Modi also made five requests to the BJP workers in his address. He said that the first request is to ensure ration for the poor. The second request, he said, is to make face-cover for 5-7 other people and distribute them.

The third request is for the thanksgiving campaign, the PM said, adding that the party has formed five different classes — nurses and doctors, sweeper, police, employees of bank and post office, and all employees engaged in essential services.

He said an ‘Arogya Setu App’ has been developed to help in the fight against coronavirus. The fourth request, he said, is to inform more and more people and get this app installed in the mobile of at least 40 people.

Millions of people are donating to the PM-CARES fund, he said, adding that my fifth request is that in this every BJP worker has to cooperate himself and also to motivate 40 others to cooperate in PM-CARES Fund.

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