SRINAGAR: While interacting with sarpanches on the Panchayati Raj Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the coronavirus pandemic has taught the country to become self-reliant.
“The coronavirus pandemic taught us the biggest lesson: That we have to become self-dependent. The villages became self-reliant, and it’s very important that districts, states and the entire country should become self-reliant,” he said during an interaction with sarpanches from across the country through video conferencing.
During his interaction, PM Modi also inaugurated the e-Gram Swaraj portal and a mobile application on the occasion.
“It is because of the efforts of our people that entire world today is talking about how India has responded to Covid-19 crisis. Despite limited resources amid coronavirus crisis, citizens are taking on this challenge instead of succumbing to difficulties,” said PM Modi.
“There are hurdles, but with resolve, we are moving forward, and the work for saving country is on,” he added.
Earlier in his letter to Panchayati Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, PM Modi said that the commitment of the Panchayati Raj system in warding off the coronavirus challenge is an inspiration for everyone in the fight against this crisis.
“We are facing an unprecedented crisis in terms of the coronavirus, which is a threat to the entire humanity. All the countrymen are facing this crisis in a united manner”, he wrote in his letter.