PM Modi cautions people not to lower guard against Covid-19 in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasises on importance of remaining extra vigilant as Corona crisis is far from over in his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ aired on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said India has fought against COVID 19 unitedly and the recovery rate is better as compared to other countries. He said the mortality rate is much less as well compared to most countries. He said the loss of even one life is saddening, but India has succeeded in saving the lives of millions of people.

The Prime Minister cautioned the people to remain extra vigilant as the hazards of Corona are far from over. He advised everyone to wear face masks whenever they are out in public in order to protect themselves and others from the disease.

Meanwhile paying tributes to the martyred soldiers on Kargil Diwas, Modi quoted former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s popular speech which the latter delivered from Red Fort in 1999.

In his speech, Vajpayee had cited Mahatma Gandhi’s talisman and gave it his own spin. Vajpayee had said, “Before taking any important decision we must think whether the step taken is worthy of the sacrifice made by our brave soliders.”

PM Modi said this message delivered by Vajpayee in 1999 is still very relevant and that our actions should never lower the morale of our brave forces. He added that sometimes, we forward content on social media despite knowing that it is fake and this could lower the morale of the forces, their families or harm national unity.