NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India’s efforts to combat 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.
Addressing BJP workers to mark the 40th foundation day of the party, he also appreciated the maturity shown by people during the lockdown, 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 illuminate diyas for nine minutes to show India’s collective strength to fight the deadly virus.
“It is going to be a long haul, we do not have to tire, our resolve and mission are to emerge victorious in fight against this pandemic,” the PM said.
“Always remember, whenever you go out your face should be covered, I say you should keep your face covered even at your homes. The mantra today for the whole world is social distancing & discipline,” the PM said.
He also urged BJP workers to follow a five-point agenda, including working to ensure that no poor goes hungry.
“Fight against coronavirus is no less than war,” Modi said, asking BJP workers to donate and encourage others to contribute to the PM-CARES fund.