Varanasi: In his ‘Mann Ki Baat 2.0’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized for taking tough decisions, and said that the battle against COVID 19 required some tough decisions. It was important to keep the people safe, he said expressing confidence that together India will defeat COVID-19.
“The lockdown will keep the people as well as their families safe and those who are not following the rule of isolation will be in trouble” he cautioned. Sharing his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, the PM said he feels sorry for the hardships being faced by all, especially the poor owing to the lockdown. He said that in order to battle Corona in a country of 130 crore people such as India, there was no other option.
He said the the Coronavirus has incarcerated the world. “It is posing a challenge to Knowledge, science, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak alike. It is not confined to any nation’s borders, nor does it make distinction of region or season,” he said.
The PM called on humankind to rise unitedly in the resolve to exterminate it since this virus had obstinately picked up the gauntlet to annihilate the human race. He said that complying with the lockdown is not for helping others but a means to protect oneself. He urged the people to protect oneself and their family for the next many days and abide by the Lakshman Rekha.
The PM said that some people are violating the lockdown since they are not trying to understand the gravity of the matter. He appealed to them, to comply with the lockdown rule, or else it will be difficult to save ourselves from the scourge of the Coronavirus.