Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mahabharata battle was won in 18 days while the war against coronavirus will take 21 days. He was interacting with the citizens of Varanasi via video conferencing on Wednesday.
“Today is that the first day of Navratri, you all must be busy in performing rituals and offering prayers, but still you took out time for this interaction, I’m grateful to all or any of you. I pray to Goddess Shailputri to offer us the strength within the country’s fight against coronavirus,” said PM Modi
“As the MP of Varanasi, I should are among you in times like these. But you’re conscious of the items that are happening in Delhi. Despite being busy here, I even have been taking regular updates on Varanasi from my colleagues,” he said.
He also requested people to not believe rumours and said,” At times, people don’t concentrate to things which are important. An equivalent is occurring in India. I request people to know the facts and not believe rumours. COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate between the rich and therefore the poor. It’ll not spare anyone simply because they perform yoga or exercise daily.”
The Prime Minister said he was very pained by the misbehaviour of some people against doctors, airlines crew and staff of essential services who are at the forefront of combating coronavirus.
“People in white in hospitals and clinics are our gods now; they ought to be respected, he said.”
The Prime Minister also urged people to require a pledge to assist a minimum of nine poor families for subsequent 21 days, saying there can’t be a much bigger offering to gods during the Navratras than this.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown within the entire country to affect the spread of coronavirus, saying that “social distancing” is that the only choice to affect the disease, which spreads rapidly.