Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi says India’s fight against coronavirus is people-driven, launches new digital portal to develop a united front of coronawarriors

26 April, 2020 | Priyanka Sharma

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Mann Ki Baat: In his radio address to the nation on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new digital platform called to develop a united front against coronavirus. T...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his radio address Mann Ki Baat on Sunday. Calling India’s fight against coronavirus people-driven, PM Modi said that people and the administration are together in this fight. Every citizen is fighting this war like a soldier and as per his or her capacity. During the pandemic, farmers are ensuring that nobody remains hungry, some have waived off house rents while some of the laborers, who are in quarantine at a school, are whitewashing the walls. Be it central, state or local administration, everyone is working together for quick and effective relief.

PM Modi also launched a digital portal called, which will be used to develop a united front against coronavirus. He said that volunteers of social organisations, civil society and local administration are all connected through this platform. About 1.25 people including doctors, nurses and NCC cadets have also joined the platform. He further urged the citizens to become COVID warriors.

Condemning violence against coronawarriors, PM Modi also warned of consequences against people who have been hurting or discriminating against them. Furthermore, PM Modi underlined the importance of wearing masks and said soon it will be the new normal so that spread of the virus can be stopped. As a result of the general drive against sanitisation and cleanliness, people are becoming aware of the harmful effects of spitting in public. PM Modi said that it is time everyone gets rid of this habit.

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Towards the end of his speech, PM Modi extended greetings of Ramzan, Akshay Tritiya, holy anniversary of Tiranthankara Swari Rishabhdeva and the anniversary of Lingayat community’s seer Basava. He said that we should pray more than before during this Ramzan so that the world can get rid of coronavirus before Eid. He said we would be strengthen our fight against coronavirus if we follow the orders of local administration.

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