Maturity shown by Indians during lockdown unprecedented, says Modi

Modi also said India's efforts to combat the coronavirus have set an example for others

In the absence of a bold plan backed by money, Modi’s desire of turning India into the next Rhett Butler of the global stage, making it self-reliant would be soon gone with the wind. Photo: ANI Twiter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (April 6) appreciated the maturity shown by people during the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, describing it as “unprecedented”.

“We got to see our collective strength on Sunday evening,” he said referring to the countrywide exercise to switch off lights and light lamps and switch on torch lights for nine minutes to show India’s collective strength to fight the coronavirus.

Addressing BJP workers to mark the 40th foundation day of the party, he said India’s efforts to combat the coronavirus have set an example and it is among countries which understood the pandemic’s seriousness and took various timely decisions to combat the virus.

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He also urged BJP workers to follow a five-point agenda, including working to ensure that poor people do not go hungry. He asked them to follow the guidelines issued by party president J P Nadda.

“The fight against coronavirus is no less than a war,” Modi said, asking BJP workers to donate and encourage others to contribute to the PM-CARES fund.

“It is going to be a long haul. We do not have to tire. Our resolve and mission are to emerge victorious in the fight against this pandemic,” he added.

(With inputs from agencies)