TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Jun 28, 2020, 11:20 IST
NEW DELHI: Addressing the 66th edition of the monthly '
Mann ki Baat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
said spoke about the various calamities faced by the country in the last few months and also warned China of a befitting reply to China.
Here is a look at the key points from PM's address —
Half the year is over. On Mann Ki Baat we have been discussing a wide range of topics. These days, people are commonly talking about one thing — when will 2020 end. They feel it has been a year of many challenges. Whatever be the challenge, the year should not be blamed; India's history stands testimony to many glorious victories on all kinds of challenges. The world has seen India's commitment to protecting its borders & sovereignty. In Ladakh, a befitting reply has been given to those coveting our territories India bows to our brave martyrs. They have always kept India safe. Their valour will always be remembered. Our effort should be towards making the country stronger and self-reliant - this will be the real tribute to our martyrs. No mission can be successful without people's participation - as a citizen, I seek your resolve, devotion and cooperation in making the country Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. For hundreds of years, raiders attacked India; it was thought India will lose its existence and culture; on the contrary, it added to the brilliance and glory of the nation. Guided by our strong cultural ethos, India has turned challenges into successes. We will do so again this time as well. India knows how to maintain a friendship, but it can look someone in the eye and retaliate; our bravehearts have shown that they won't let any harm be done to Mother India. There could be any number of challenges but our history shows that we have always overcome them. We are in the time of unlock. But, we have to be even more careful. India is unlocking, be it in sectors like coal, space, agriculture and more...Time to work together to make India self-reliant and technologically advanced. Many things that were kept 'locked' for decades are being 'unlocked'; allowing commercial mining will change the situation.
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