PM Modi writes a letter to the nation, talks about migrant crisis amid lockdown
New Delhi : As PM Narendra Modi completed one year of his second term, he wrote a letter to the nation and mentioned that Indian has taken historic decisions in last one year and progressed rapidly; but the latest on coronavirus lockdown has given immense suffering to the migrant workers. He also predicted that India will set an example of economic revival and surprise the world like it did in its fight against the pandemic.
"In a crisis of this magnitude, it can certainly not be claimed that no one suffered any inconvenience or discomfort. Our labourers, migrant workers, artisans and craftsmen in small scale industries, hawkers and such fellow countrymen have undergone tremendous suffering," PM Modi said in his letter addressed to "fellow Indians".
"However, we have to take care to ensure that inconveniences that we are facing do not turn into disasters."
Thousands of migrant workers were seen walking, cycling and riding in trucks to get back to their homes.
The Prime Minister said he was aware that a lot needed to be done. "There are many challenges and problems that our country faces. I am working day and night. There could be deficiencies in me but there is nothing that our country lacks. So, I believe in you, your strength and your abilities even more than I believe in myself," he said, reiterating his mantra of self-reliant India.
"Due to the global pandemic this is certainly a time of crisis but for us Indians this is also a time for a firm resolve. We must always remember that the present and future of 130 crore will never be dictated by an adversity."
He also mentioned that during normal time he had come face to face to meet and greet the nation, but since the nation is going through a rough patch he is expressing himself in the letter.
On the pandemic, PM Modi said: "Many feared that India will become a problem for the world when corona hits India. But today, you have transformed the way the world looks at us. You have proven that the collective strength and potential of Indians is unparalleled compared even to the powerful and prosperous countries of the world. Be it clapping and lighting a lamp to the honouring of Corona Warriors by India's armed forces, Janta curfew or by faithful adherence to rules during the nationwide lockdown, on every occasion you have shown that Ek Bharat is the guarantee for Shrestha Bharat."