Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the 77th edition of his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, said that the COVID-19 crisis is the worst pandemic that the world has seen in the last 100 years. “Our frontline workers have played a remarkable role in fighting Covid-19. During normal times, India used to produce 900 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen in a day. Now it has increased more than 10 times, about 9,500 metric tonnes is being produced every day,” he added.
Modi also lauded the spirit and courage of Indian citizens who braved two major cyclones in this month. “In this difficult and extraordinary situation of calamity, the way the people of all the states affected by the cyclone have shown courage, in this hour of crisis, with great patience, discipline — I want to appreciate all citizens,” he added.
This comes on a day when the BJP-led government at the Centre completes seven years in office.
Earlier this month, Modi had sought ideas and suggestions from people on his social media accounts about topics for his Mann Ki Baat address. “PM Narendra Modi looks forward to sharing his thoughts on themes and issues that matter to you. The Prime Minister invites you to share your ideas on topics he should address on the 77th Episode of Mann Ki Baat,” the social media posts read.