India’s fight against coronavirus people-driven: PM Narendra Modi

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Updated: Apr 26, 2020 11:50 AM

Mann Ki Baat Today, Mann Ki Baat April 2020, Mann Ki Baat 26 April 2020: PM Narendra Modi said that every individual is contributing in the fight to limit the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19: PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said that people are rising to occasion to help each other.

Mann Ki Baat April 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the efforts of 130 crore citizens in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme, Mann KiBaat, he said that the fight against the virus in India is people-driven. He said that every individual is contributing in the fight to limit the spread of the virus.

He said that people are rising to occasion to help each other and “we are all in this together”. The PM said be it businesses, office culture, education, medical sector, everyone is adapting to changes in post-coronavirus world.

“A vast country such as India, with its proactive endeavor on the path of development is fighting a decisive battle against poverty. This is the only medium it possesses to fight the coronavirus and triumph over it,” he said.

PM Modi said that every citizen of country is a soldier in the battle against coronavirus.

“India’s fight against coronavirus is people-driven, in the truest sense of the term. In India it is the people who are fighting the coronavirus; it is you who are putting up a fight… along with the people, the government and the administration are fighting as well,” Modi added.

“In future when it will be dwelt upon in hindsight, when ways and means will be reflected upon, I do believe that India’s people driven fight will also be touched upon,” he opined.

The entire country is marching ahead together in the same direction, towards a single common objective, the Prime Minister said.

“With utmost humility and deepest respect, I bow to this sentiment displayed by 130 crore countrymen,” the PM said.

The Prime Minister also hailed contribution of state government in fight against virus. “We are experiencing the results of the entire country in unison as a team. Today, the Central government, State governments; each and every department and institution are working hand in hand for relief at full speed,” he said.

“I would also like to commend our state governments for playing a very proactive role in dealing with this pandemic,” Modi said.

“The responsibilities being borne by local administrations and state governments are critical in the fight against Corona. Their hard work is worthy of commendation,” he added.

Lauding farmers, he said, “A case in point are our farmer brothers and sisters – on the one hand they are toiling day and night amidst the scourge of the pandemic; on the other displaying due concern to ensure that none in country goes to bed hungry.”

Speaking about the ordinance brought by his government to check instances of attacks on doctors and health workers, the PM said, “The people associated with medical services have expressed satisfaction with the ordinance that provides stringent punishment for those indulging in violence against corona warriors. It was critical to ensure the safety of all doctors, nurses and paramedical staff.”

Meanwhile, the Union health ministry said that the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 824 and the number of cases climbed to 26,496 in the country on Sunday. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 19,868 while 5,803 people were cured and discharged.

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