"Jaan Bhi, Jahaan Bhi": PM Narendra Modi suggests fight against coronavirus with future in mind
New Delhi : During the video conference with the Chief Ministers on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi asked them to focus on "jaan bhi, jahaan bhi" and it is essential for "India's bright future, and prosperous and healthy India", said a statement.
"While announcing the lockdown, I had said 'jaan hai to jahan hai'... Most people in the country understood it and discharged their responsibilities by remaining indoors. And now it is imperative to focus on both aspects, 'Jaan bhi, jahan bhi', for India's bright future, and prosperous and healthy India," Modi said.
He claimed that when everyone will work while keeping this moto in mind then India will strengthen its fight against coronavirus in future.
Modi's remarks came after the video conference in which most chief ministers sought an extension of the three-week lockdown. The Centre is considering a request made by most states to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown by two more weeks beyond April 14, the government said later.
As of now, Punjab and Odisha are the only states in India which have announced extending the lockdown beyond April 14 when the current spell of 21-day shutdown ends on Tuesday.
This is for the second time the prime minister is interacting with the chief ministers via video link after the lockdown was imposed. During his April 2 interaction with chief ministers, Modi had pitched for a "staggered" exit from the ongoing lockdown.