New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (June 28) has said that India had always turned struggles into success and the people of the nation know how to deal with the situation and keep moving forward despite all odds. He was addressing the nation through his monthly radio-show ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
“India has always converted its problems into opportunities. With this in mind, we have to continue our forward march fighting the challenges. If 130cr Indians will march forward with this feeling, then this year can transform into the year of achievements. The country can achieve new goals, make new strides and touch new heights,” Modi said.
Starting his oration by highlighting the crisis India is facing this year, he said, “Not only COVID-19, but the nation had also been hit by Cyclones (Amphan and Nisarga), Locust attacks, earthquakes and border face-offs by the mid of June 2020. One rarely has heard or seen as many disasters of such magnitude taking place at the same time.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2020
Being the leader of the nation, he stressed on the positive side and demanded the citizens to be optimistic and developing. “Problems and crises do come in our lives but should we label the year 2020 as a bad year because of these challenges? Is it correct to believe that the whole year will be as the first six months? Not at all. My dear countrymen, absolutely not. It was thought that India will lose its identity and culture. On the contrary, it added to the brilliance and glory of the nation which was guided by its strong cultural ethos,” said the PM.
Talking about the Ladakh face-off which took the lives of 20 Indian soldiers, Modi said that India has its own ways of holding generosity and confirming reply with its friends or whosoever foresee on its territory.
“The world has seen India’s commitment to protecting its borders & sovereignty. In Ladakh, a befitting reply has been given to those coveting our territories,” the Prime Minister said. Paying tribute to the soldiers and hailing the bravery shown by the martyr’s family Modi highlighted the importance of being self-reliant, saying it is an important lesson.