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Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Centre standing beside states to help them get through second Covid wave, says Modi

PM Modi Mann Ki Baat Highlights: The Prime Minister said Covid-19 has been testing our patience and capacity to bear pain.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 25, 2021 3:03:49 pm
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PM Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the 76th episode of his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, said the Centre is standing beside the state governments to help them get through the second wave of the coronavirus, which has come as a “storm”.

“I’m speaking to you at a time when Covid-19 is testing our patience and capacity to bear pain. Many of our loved ones have passed away. After successfully tackling the first wave, the nation’s morale was high and it was confident. But this storm (second wave) has shaken the nation,” he said.

This comes at a time when the country is fighting a second wave of the novel coronavirus, registering over 3 lakh cases every day for the last three days. The nation is also facing an acute shortage in supply of medical oxygen, with patients allegedly dying because of lack of it in many states.

In the earlier edition of the Prime Minister’s address, he had spoken about how modernisation in the agriculture sector is the need of the hour. “In order to create new employment opportunities in the agriculture sector, to increase farmers’ income, it is equally important to adopt new alternatives, innovations along with traditional agricultural practices,” he had said.

The prime minister’s call for embracing modern practices in agriculture comes at a time when hundreds of farmers have been camping at Delhi’s border points at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri since November last year demanding that the Centre repeal the three contentious farm laws.

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14:57 (IST)25 Apr 2021
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that the "system has failed" and it is the duty of the party to provide help to fellow citizens suffering due to sudden spurt in Covid-19 cases in the country. His comments came on a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme said the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the country and assured people that the Centre was working with all power to help the states.

"System' failed, so it's important to do Jan ki baat," Gandhi said on Twitter. "In this crisis, the country needs responsible citizens. I request my Congress colleagues to leave all political work — just provide all help and ease the pain of our countrymen," he added. (PTI)

11:27 (IST)25 Apr 2021
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11:24 (IST)25 Apr 2021
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11:12 (IST)25 Apr 2021
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11:10 (IST)25 Apr 2021
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11:03 (IST)25 Apr 2021
Centre standing beside states to help them get through crisis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on Sunday, said the Centre is standing beside the state governments to help them get through the second wave of the novel coronavirus.

11:00 (IST)25 Apr 2021
PM Modi starts his address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his address to the nation via his monthly Mann Ki Baat programme.

08:52 (IST)25 Apr 2021
PM Modi to address 76th episode of Mann Ki Baat at 11 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 76th episode of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ at 11 am today.

A paramedic assists Covid-19 patients with oxygen support as they wait inside an Ambulance outside a Civil Hospital in Gujarat. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindan)

In last month's edition, modernisation in the agriculture sector and the country's vaccination programme took centrestage during the Prime Minister's address.

“In order to create new employment opportunities in the agriculture sector, to increase farmers’ income, it is equally important to adopt new alternatives, innovations along with traditional agricultural practices,” he said. The country has witnessed this during the white revolution and bee farming is also emerging as one such alternative, he added.

The call, however, came at a time when hundreds of farmers have been camping at Delhi’s border points at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri since November last year demanding that the Centre repeal the three contentious farm laws.

PM Modi also lauded the vaccination programs in the country. “In March last year, all of us were worried about vaccination against coronavirus. But today, India is running the world’s biggest vaccination drive.” “In UP’s Jaunpur, a 109-yr-old woman got herself vaccinated. Similarly, a 107-yr-old man in Delhi got himself vaccinated. We have to make people committed towards the mantra of ‘Dawai bhi, Kadai bhi‘,” the prime minister said.

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