Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the people of his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, amid the Covid-19 crisis and said that the display of enthusiasm and hope by its people is inspiring.
“I am taking inspiration from all of you to work more. I seek your blessings,” PM Modi said during his interaction with various representatives of Varanasi-based Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) today. These representatives provided ration kits and food packets to people amid thecoronavirus-induced lockdown. PM Modi attended the event via video conferencing.
“Kashi is full of hope and enthusiasm amid this crisis,” the prime minister said, extending wishes amid the holy and auspicious month ofsaavan.
“Coronavirus us nothing in front of Kashi, this city gives pace to the world,” he said.
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The prime minister said that many steps have been taken and are being taken to benefit the people of Varanasi and their indigenous trade. “With proper support, Varanasi can emerge as a leading export hub. It can lead as an example in making India self-reliant (Atmanirbhar),” he said.
The prime minister hailed India’s ‘corona warriors’ and said that in such a situation, “coming forward voluntarily, is a new form of service”. PM Modi emphasised the importance of social distancing and use of masks to counter the coronavirus crisis. “We need to change our ways too, spitting in public after chewing Benarsi paan needs to go,” the prime minister noted.
During the event the PM was briefed on various steps and measures taken by the NGOs in Varanasi in the fight against Covid-19 and relief eff