Prime Minister Narendra Modi is his 64th 'Mann ki Baat'' address on April 26, touched upon a range of issues and topics that are crucial to our fight against the deadly pandemic of Coronavirus. PM Modi firstly said that India's fight has been 'people-driven' in an actual sense. "The people are actually fighting the battle against Coronavirus, and with them, the government is fighting it too," said PM Modi adding that "every citizen is a soldier leading the battle against the virus".
"When the whole world is grappling with the threat of the pandemic, whenever these times will be discussed in future, India's people drive fight will definitely be remembered," said PM Modi.
PM Modi also highlighted the way the citizens are fighting the pandemic. He spoke about how farmers are toiling hard for sufficient quantities of food production to ensure nobody goes hungry. "Some are waving off the rent, while others are contributing to PM CARES fund, whereas many are giving free food to poor people amid the pandemic," said PM Modi.
PM Modi also highlighted how the businesses, educational sectors, medical sectors, all are adapting to new changes and overcoming the hurdles this pandemic has created. "On the technology front, every innovator is coming up with new innovations according to the arising situations amid the pandemic," he said.
Be it our businesses, office culture, education, medical sector..everyone is adapting to new changes in a post-Coronavirus world.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 26, 2020
There is a strong desire to innovate in various areas. #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/Mde9MzV2zJ
Speaking about aiding the poor amid the crisis situation, PM Modi asserted, "With the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Package, funds are being transferred directly in the accounts of poor and needy. Pension has been started, The poor people are being given three months of cylinder free. Ration and other necessities are also being provided. To achieve this, people from different departments and sectors are working day and night as a team."
COVID-19 has changed how we view things.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 26, 2020
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. #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/38AieFphm5
Today, when world leaders tell me- Thank you India, thank you people of India, I feel very proud.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 26, 2020
India is caring for its own citizens and India is contributing towards creating a healthier planet. #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/826hAZBYG6
Do what you can to improve immunity.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 26, 2020
Keep in mind that our traditional systems offer great methods to do so.
Let us make these systems popular and share them in a language in which the world understands. #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/Dgee12zDFX
Among the welcome changes in the post-Coronavirus era is the awareness on the need to wear masks.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 26, 2020
A mask is something we will have to keep wearing in the times to come. It does not mean the person wearing a mask is unwell, it is just a wise precaution. #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/YtLqJoj0Gf
We in India always knew that spitting in public places is wrong. Yet, it continued in places.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 26, 2020
Now is the best time to ensure we do not spit.
This will increase basic hygiene and strengthen the fight against COVID-19. #MannKiBaat pic.twitter.com/8xG2ZWbEtw