India's coronavirus fight is people-driven, says PM Narendra Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 26, 2020, 12:01 PM(IST)

PM Modi Photograph:( IANS )

Story highlights

The prime minister also said that farmers in India are ensuring that no one sleeps hungry in our country.  

Expressing gratitude to the people for India of doing whatever can be done in their capacity, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the coronavirus fight in India is people-driven. 

"This fight is being fought by the people and the administration together. Every citizen as a soldier is fighting this war," PM Modi said in his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat".

Also read | With 1,990 new cases, India witnesses highest coronavirus cases in 24-hour period

The prime minister also said that farmers in India are ensuring that no one sleeps hungry in our country.  

×

Also read | PM Modi lauds India Post, postmen for their 'stupendous efforts' during lockdown

"Each person is fighting this war as per their capacity. Some are waiving off house rent, some labourers who are in quarantine at a school are whitewashing the school," he said. 

PM Modi also spoke about the government's digital platform: http://covidwarriors.gov.in, where volunteers, people from civil society, and local administration would stay connected. He also said that 1.25 crore people including doctors, nurses, NCC cadets have already joined the platform. 

He also said that the Centre, state governments and other institutions are working together to provide prompt relief from the crisis. 

The prime minister also touched upon how lives would change post-COVID-19 crisis, saying that people are getting aware of the ill effects of spitting in public and the habit must be done away with. 

Masks are becoming a part of our lives and of the civil society and one must wear it to protect himself and others from the virus, PM Modi said. 

He also praised the state governments for taking a "proactive" approach to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Read in App