PM Narendra Modi Address to Nation Today on Coronavirus LIVE Updates:
In his address to the nation today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November end, helping over 80 crore people to avail 5 kg free food grains. The PM said this extension will cost over Rs 90,000 crore.
PM Modi said despite rising Covid-19 cases, India is still in a very stable situation due to timely decisions taken by the government. However, he also said since Unlock 1.0 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behavior has been increasing.
His address comes as the government prepares for Unlock Phase II, beginning from July 1, with relaxations in night curfew, provision for more domestic flights and trains, and clearance for more than five people in a shop.
In his Mann ki Baat program on Sunday, PM Modi had reiterated the country’s commitment to safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity and had asked citizens to not be negligent as the economy reopened.
In his Mann ki Baat program on June 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had paid tributes to the 20 Indian soldiers who had died in the violent clashes with Chinese troops on June 15 in Galwan Valley and asserted that those who had cast an evil eye on its territory, India had given a befitting reply to them.
“Those who cast an evil eye on Indian soil in Ladakh have got a befitting response. India honors the spirit of friendship. She is also capable of giving an appropriate response to any adversary, without shying away. Our brave soldiers have proven they will not let anyone cast an evil eye on the glory and honor of Mother India,” he had said.
The prime minister also said that the “entire country comes together in paying tributes to the bravery of our soldiers who attained martyrdom in Ladakh.” And added that “The entire country bows them in reverence, with gratitude”.
In the vigorous push for the use of locally made products, Modi said that making the country self-reliant will be a tribute to the soldiers. “Our pursuits and endeavors should be in the same direction,” he said, adding that “we should strive towards enhancing the country’s capabilities and capacities in safeguarding our borders.
“A self-reliant India would be a tribute to our martyrs in the truest, deepest sense,” he stressed.
He also said that “India’s solemn resolve is to safeguard her honor and sovereignty” and to be self-reliant. “India’s tradition is -trust and friendship. India’s spirit is brotherhood.”
(with inputs from indianexpress)