In the 65th edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', which coincides with the last date of the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today warned people to not let their guards down as the economy opens up gradually from tomorrow. The government has announced a phased exit from over two-month lockdown from tomorrow as lockdown 5.0 has been turned into 'Unlock 1.0'.
Here are the key highlights of PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat address:
-"COVID-19 is very much there and we cannot be complacent. Keep fighting. Wear masks. Wash hands. Take all other precautions. Every life is precious," PM Modi said.
-PM Modi stresses on the importance of saving water during rainy season.
-PM Modi on locust attack: It tells us that how a small creature can also create so much of trouble for us. We are using modern techniques to fight the menace. We will fight out this agriculture crisis.
-When we look at other countries, we realise how big is achievement of Indians. Our population is many times more than other countries, challenges are different still COVID-19 didn't spread so rapidly as in other countries&fatality rate is also notably lower: Modi
-There is no section in our country that is unaffected by the difficulties caused by the disease. However, the worst affected are the poor and the labourers. Their pain, their agony, and their ordeal can't be expressed in words: PM Modi
-Coronavirus impacts our respiratory system and Yoga has several techniques to strengthen it: PM Modi
-From Hollywood to Haridwar, people are more interested in Yoga now: PM Modi
-India's fight against COVID-19 is people-driven and country's 'seva shakti' is visible in this battle: PM Modi.
-"The road ahead is a long one. We are fighting a pandemic about which little was previously known": PM Modi
-A major chunk of economy is active now. There should be no laxity in maintaining six feet distance (Do Gaj Doori), wearing masks & staying indoors as much as possible. We need to be more vigilant now. Due to everyone's support, fight against #COVID19 is being fought strongly: PM Modi
-PM Modi talks about the remarkable work of Women Self Help Groups and innovation done by several categories of people.
-Every Indian has played a part in the battle against COVID-19. India's Seva Shakti is visible in the fight: PM Modi
-It is a people-drive fight against coronavirus:PM Modi
-PM's address begins at 11 am