Help needy fight COVID: Modi tells workers on BJP’s 40th birthday

To celebrate the occassion, party workers will engage in a week-long outreach programme across Uttar Pradesh.

The prime minister pointed out that the party's 40th anniversary comes at a time when India is battling COVID-19

Conveying his greetings to party workers on the BJP’s 40th foundation day on Monday (April 6), Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the contribution of those who toiled for decades to build the party from scratch.

In a Twitter post, the prime minister said whenever the BJP has been given the opportunity to serve, it has focused on good governance and empowering the poor.

“In line with the party’s ethos, our karyakartas (workers) have worked hard to bring a positive difference in the lives of many and done great social service,” he wrote.

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“Tributes to all those who have toiled hard to build the party for decades, due to which BJP has got the opportunity to serve crores of Indians across our nations length and breadth,” he said.

Stating that the party’s 40th birth anniversary comes at a time when the country is battling COVID-19, Modi appealed to BJP workers to help those in need and create awareness on social distancing.

“I appeal to BJP karyakartas to follow the set of guidelines from our party president @JPNadda Ji, help those in need and reaffirm the importance of social distancing. Lets make India COVID-19 free,” he said.

BJP president JP Nadda also asked party workers to give up one meal to show solidarity with people facing hardships during the ongoing lockdown to mark the organisation’s foundation day.

BJP’s outreach programme

To celebrate the occassion, party workers will engage in a week-long outreach programme across Uttar Pradesh and also undertake a signature campaign to thank the people working on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, party state chief Swatantra Dev Singh said.

The party workers have also been told to make at least two face masks at their homes for the people, he said.

A week-long outreach programme will be undertaken as well as a signature campaign to thank doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, policemen, sanitation workers, bank officials, postal department officials and employees other departments, Singh said.

General secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal said while undertaking the campaign, the party workers must adhere to social distancing norms to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

(With inputs from agencies)

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