Modi Mann Ki Baat today speech: PM Modi praised the countrymen for fighting against the Coronavirus unitedly. He said that economy is opening up but people should be extra vigilant.
Mann Ki Baat today, Modi Mann Ki Baat speech Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is opening up slowly and returning to normal amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Addressing the country in his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi, however, said that people should be extra vigilant. He said that passenger train services, buses and flights have resumed and Shramik Special trains are operational to ferry migrants back.
“Whether it is the mandatory two yards distancing, wearing face masks or staying at home to the best extent possible, there should be no laxity on our part in complete adherence,” he said in his Mann Ki Baat address. “With utmost precautions, flights have resumed; industry too is returning to normalcy; thus, opening up a major segment of the economy. In such a scenario, we need to be even more alert and careful.”
He said that no section in the country is untouched by the coronavirus-induced crisis and acknowledged that migrants, poor people and labourers are the worst impacted by the outbreak.
“Their pain, their agony, and their ordeal can’t be expressed in words,” PM Modi said, adding that the Centre and state governments are making efforts to provide relief and employment to migrant labourers.
The Prime Minister also praised the countrymen saying “India’s fight against COVID-19 is people-driven and country’s ‘seva shakti’ is visible in this battle”.
“When we glance at the world, we can actually experience magnitude of the achievements of people of India. Our population itself is many times that of most countries. The mortality rate of Corona too is a lot less in our country. All of us deeply regret the loss that we had to undergo. But whatever we have been able to save is a result of the collective resolve of the country. In a country as big as ours, everyone is determined to put up a fight; the entire campaign is people driven,” he said.
He also referred to the spirit of service on part of doctors, nursing staff, sanitation workers, police personnel and media persons. The PM said that there are innumerable people who are willing to give their all in service of others.
Lauding the country’ ‘Nari Shakti’, he said, “Numerous stories of perseverance of women’s self help groups are coming to fore from all corners of country. In villages and small towns, our sisters and daughters are making thousands of masks on daily basis. Many social organisations too are helping them in this endeavor.”
Speaking about vaccine, he said, “Work being done in our labs on Corona vaccine is being keenly observed by the world and we are hopeful too. In order to change circumstances, besides resolve, a lot depends on innovation too. The journey of human race, spanning thousands of years has reached this modern phase on account of continuous innovation. This, these special innovations form the firm basis of our victory over the pandemic.”
On Atma Nirbhar Bharat campaign, he said, “I firmly believe that the Atma Nirbhar Bharat campaign will take the country to greater heights in this decade.”
The Prime Minister said he has observed that during deliberations between world leaders; a lot of interest is evinced in Yog and Ayurved. People everywhere want to know more about ‘Yoga’ and along with it ‘Ayurveda’ and adopt it as a way of life, he said.
“Friends, International Yoga Day is arriving soon. As Yoga is getting integrated with people’s lives, the awareness about their health, is also continuously on the rise among them. During the present Corona pandemic it is being observed from Hollywood to Haridwar that, while staying at home, people are paying serious attention to Yoga,” he said.
During the present Corona pandemic, Yoga becomes all the more important, because this virus affects our respiratory system maximally, the Prime Minister said.
Speaking about the ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme, PM Modi said that it was launched about one and a half years ago to ameliorate this constant worry. “A few days ago, the number of beneficiaries of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme crossed over one crore,” he said.
In his last month’s Mann Ki Baat in April, PM Modi had said that India’s fight against coronavirus was people driven and the virus had made masks an important part of our lives. His today’s address comes a day after the BJP-led NDA government completed the first year of its second term.