Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Home News Reports The biggest lesson taught by the Coronavirus crisis is self-reliance: PM Modi to Sarpanchs...

The biggest lesson taught by the Coronavirus crisis is self-reliance: PM Modi to Sarpanchs across India

The PM said, "With its simple mantra of Do Gaz Ki Doori (maintaining distance of two yards), rural India has described social distancing in simple words, villages have showcased the best of their principles, traditional values to fight coronavirus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with Sarpanch across the country through video-conferencing said that the biggest lesson that coronavirus has taught us is to be self-reliant. The video-conferencing was held to mark the Panchayati Raj Diwas.

PM Modi said that the coronavirus epidemic has thrown challenges that the country never faced but it also taught people new things. Modi said, “The biggest message COVID-19 has given, the biggest lesson it has taught us is to become self-reliant.”

He stressed that every gram sabha, every block and every district needs to be self reliant for its basic needs.

PM Modi appreciated them for describing social distancing in simple words like “Do Gaz ki Doori” so that the people can understand it easily.

He said, “With its simple mantra of Do Gaz Ki Doori (maintaining distance of two yards), rural India has described social distancing in simple words, villages have showcased the best of their principles, traditional values to fight coronavirus.”

PM Modi was seen covering his face with a green Gamcha while interacting through video conference. His interaction with gram panchayat members was to mark the Panchayati Raj Diwas on Friday.

Applauded the Indian masses for observing lockdown rules

Prime Minister Modi appreciated Indians for observing lockdown rules. He said that because of them the entire world is talking about how India has responded to coronavirus outbreak.

“COVID-19 is a huge crisis for the world but people of India have shown grit in this fight. We are fighting this and we are moving ahead with new ideas to tackle the virus,” PM Modi said.

Gram panchayat heads shared their experiences

Gram panchayat leaders across the country shared their experiences in handling the crisis and ensured that people are following the lockdown strictly.

A gram panchayat member of Jammu and Kashmir said that during the crisis ‘respect’ and ‘suspect’ for the people should go in hand to ensure the spread of the virus is checked.

PM Modi enquired from the gram panchayat leaders of Assam whether the local people were angry as the Bihu festival could not be celebrated due to lockdown. The gram panchayat leader said that the people understand that the decision is for a larger good. Gram panchayat leader from Pune showed the same feeling.

Concluding the conference, PM said, “We have to get people out of every kind of misunderstanding. Correct information should reach every family. I am confident that all of you will definitely defeat coronavirus with your collective efforts and your determination.”

PM urged people to maintain personal hygiene by washing hands regularly and covering the face with home-made masks like Gamcha. He also stressed on downloading the Aarogya Setu app stating that it is a “bodyguard”.

Coronavirus in India

23077 cases of Chinese coronavirus has been reported in India with a surge of 1377 cases in the last 24-hours. 4749 people have been recovered and discharged while 718 are reported dead due to the pandemic.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Rani Ahilyabai Holkar’s family writes to Maha CM, objects to Sanjay Raut’s attempt to compare Mamata Banerjee with the great queen

In a strong reply, the letter by the Holkars of Indore criticised the editorial piece by Raut and said that it is shameful to compare great leaders of India to today’s mere politicians for petty gains.

Here are 12 instances when the leftist media fanned fear against vaccines just before the second Covid wave

Leftist propaganda websites hosted articles that raised doubts about Indian vaccines, thereby fuelling vaccine hesitancy in the months leading to the resurgent coronavirus outbreak.

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Air Defence System: What is it and how does it work

To counter the low-cost warfare initiated by Hamas, the Israel Defence Forces has activated its state-of-art air defence system - 'Iron Dome' to protect its civilian population from the barrage of rockets.

‘No commode’ claims Pappu Yadav who is in jail for flouting COVID norms, complaints of mosquitoes biting him all night

Fearing that Pappu Yadav might become more popular and become a hero-like figure, RJD leaders are condemning this as 'drama'.

Israeli forces kill Islamic Jihad and Hamas leaders in targeted strikes amid increased tension between Israel and Palestine

Two top Hamas leaders, three Islamic Jihad terrorists killed, several injured in targeted strikes by Israel Defence Forces

Congress leader Ali Mehdi wishes the destruction of Israel hours after terror outfit Hamas launches massive air strikes against Jewish nation

Delhi Congress VP's tweet wishing destruction of Israel comes at a time after the Jewish nation came under attack by the Palestinian terror organisation Hamas

Recently Popular

Israel spy agency Mossad’s parody account pokes fun at Bollywood entertainer Swara Bhasker over her ‘#FreePalestine’ campaign

Swara Bhasker had posted a tweet calling Israel apartheid and terrorist state following the clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

As Netizens trend #ArrestMunmunDutta, the actor apologises, says she was misinformed and did not intend to use casteist slur: Details

Actor Munmun Dutta, most famously known for playing the character of 'Babita Ji in 'Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chasmah', today posted a statement on Twitter, apologising

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar believes he committed a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the CM of Maharashtra: Report

A report published in Marathi daily Tarun Bharat said that Sharad Pawar conveyed to Sanjay Raut that he made a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the chief minister of Maharashtra.

Watch: Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts hundreds of rockets launched by the Palestinian terror group Hamas

The high-tech 'Iron Dome' is a short-range air-defence system designed to intercept rockets, artillery, and mortars. The surface-to-air missile system has been deployed by Israel Defence Forces since 2011 and has helped reduce casualties from rocket attacks against Israeli cities.

BMC chief explains why it is not the Modi govt but the states that need to be blamed for the oxygen crisis

BMC chief said that mismanagement of states is responsible for the oxygen crisis and increased number of SOS calls

Cartoonist gets Twitter notice for a caricature of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray: Details

The cartoonist took to Twitter to share the copy of the notice he received from the legal department of the microblogging website.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us