Full text: PM Modi's speech to the nation

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Friday, he urged people to turn off their home lights at 9 p.m. for nine minutes on April 5 and turn on lamps, candles, mobile lanterns to show the nation's collective spirit to overcome.

Here is the full text of PM Modi's address:

My dear fellow citizens,

Today marks the 9th day of the national blockade against the Corona pandemic. The discipline and spirit of service he has shown during this period is unprecedented and embodies the true meaning of both.

The government, administration and the general public have made great efforts to manage the situation in the best possible way. The way in which he expressed gratitude to all those who fought against the Coronavirus on Sunday, March 22, has become an example for all countries today. Many are replicating it now.

Whether it is the curfew of people, the sound of bells, clapping, or the noise of dishes; they have all made the nation realize its collective strength in these trying times. It has led to the deepening of the belief that the nation can unite as one in the battle against Corona. This collective spirit of yours, of the nation, can be seen manifesting during these times of confinement.

Friends, today, when millions of people in this country are confined to their homes, it will be natural for anyone to wonder what they can do for themselves. Some people may also be concerned about how they are going to fight such a big battle on their own. Many will be concerned about how many more days they will have to spend like this.

Friends, this is certainly the time of a lockdown, and we are certainly confined to our own homes, but none of us is alone. The collective strength of 130 crore Indians is with each one of us, it is the strength of each one. of us. It is necessary that our compatriots, from time to time, experience the greatness, the majesty and the divinity of this collective force.

Friends, in our country citizenship is considered a manifestation of God Himself. Therefore, when the nation is fighting such a big battle, this collective superpower manifesting itself in the form of people must be continued from time to time. This experience raises our morale, gives us direction and clarity, a common goal, as well as the energy to pursue the same.

Friends, in the midst of the darkness that is spreading over the Corona pandemic, we must continually progress toward light and hope. We must continually strive to lead those most affected, our poor brothers and sisters, from disappointment to hope. We must end the darkness and uncertainty that emanates from the crisis, moving towards light and certainty. We must overcome the deep darkness of the crisis, spreading the glory of light in all four directions.

And that is why, this Sunday, April 5, we must all together, challenge the darkness propagated by the crisis of the crown, introducing it into the power of light. On April 5, we must awaken the 130 million rupees superpower. Indians We must take the super resolution of 130 crore Indians to even greater heights.

On April 5, Sunday, I want 9 minutes from all of you, at 9 PM. Listen carefully on April 5 at 9 PM, turn off all lights in your homes, stand on your doors or on your balconies, and light candles or diyas, torches, or mobile lanterns for 9 minutes. I repeat, light candles or diyas, torches, or mobile lanterns for 9 minutes at 9 PM on April 5.

At that time, if you have turned off all the lights in your homes, and each of us in all directions has turned on a diya; We will experience the super power of light, clearly illuminating the common purpose for which we all strive. In that light, in that brightness, in that glow, let us resolve in our minds that we are not alone, that no one is alone! Rs 130 million The Indians are committed, through a common resolution!

Friends, I have one more prayer in this regard, that no one should meet or meet anywhere while participating in this program. Do not go out on the roads, lanes or their localities, do it at the door or on the balconies of your own houses. You should never cross the Lakshman Rekha of social distancing. Social distance should not be violated under any circumstances. This is the only panaceate that breaks the Corona virus chain.

So on April 5 at 9 p.m. sit in solitude for a while and remember Maa Bharati, imagine the faces of 130 Indian crore. Experience collective resolution, the collective superpower of 130 crore Indians. This will give us the strength to fight, as well as the confidence to win, in this hour of crisis.

It has been said here that:

Utsaho Balwaan Arya,

Na Asti Utsaah Param Balam |

Sah Utsahasaya Lokeshu,

Na Kinchit Api Durlabham || ”

In other words, there is no greater force in the world than our passion and our spirit. That there is nothing in the world that we cannot achieve on the basis of this force. Come, let's unite and defeat this Corona virus together, and make India victorious.

Thank you!