Amidst the surge in coronavirus cases and the border stand-off with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not miss out the 66th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. While addressing the nation, he said, “People are commonly talking about one thing- when will 2020 end. They feel it has been a year of many challenges. There could be any number of challenges but our history shows that we’ve always overcome them. We’ve emerged stronger after challenges.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also asserted that India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh, stating that while the country honours the spirit of friendship, it is also capable of giving an appropriate response to any adversary.
Paying his rich tributes to the martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice to the nation,Modi conveyed his condolences to the kin of Indian Army personnel who lost their lives in the Galwan valley clash. “Martyr Kundan Kumar’s father from Bihar said that he will send his grandsons also to the armed forces to protect the country. This is the spirit of every martyr’s family. The sacrifice of these families is worth worshipping,” said Modi.
The prime minister felt that a self-reliant India would be true tribute to the slain soldiers.
“We should strive towards enhancing the country’s capabilities and capacities in safeguarding our borders. A self-reliant India would be a tribute to our martyrs in the truest, deepest sense,” he said.