BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said coronavirus does not see any race, religion or borders before striking. He said we are in this together.
“COVID-19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or borders before striking. Our response and conduct thereafter should attach primacy to unity and brotherhood. We are in this together: PM @narendramodi,” the PM Modi said in a post in LinkedIn.
The PM also said that unlike previous moments in history, when countries or societies faced off against each other, today we are together facing a common challenge. “The future will be about togetherness and resilience,” the PM said.
He tried to channel the nation’s energy towards more productive tasks, saying that India should rise to the occasion and seize the opportunity afforded by COVID-19.
“India, with the right blend of the physical and the virtual can emerge as the global nerve centre of complex modern multinational supply chains in the post COVID-19 world,” he said.
“Every crisis brings with it an opportunity. COVID-19 is no different. Let us evaluate what might be the new opportunities/growth areas that would emerge now. Rather than playing catch up, India must be ahead of the curve in the post-COVID world. Let us think about how our people, our skills sets, our core capabilities can be used in doing so,” Modi said.
“India, with the right blend of the physical and the virtual can emerge as the global nerve centre of complex modern multinational supply chains in the post COVID-19 world. Let us rise to that occasion and seize this opportunity,” PM Modi wrote in the post.
The Prime Minister’s message of togetherness came as cases in India have increased to more than 15,000, with more than 500 deaths, although the rate of new infections has slowed down over the past week.