As Lockdown Dampens New Year Festivities, PM Narendra Modi Urges Prayers for Those on Frontlines of Covid-19 Battle
In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted people on festivals, most of which mark the beginning of the new year, and said on this Navratra, he will pray for those engaged in combating coronavirus.
In a series of tweets, he greeted people on Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba.
"We are celebrating various festivals across India and also the start of a new year as per our traditional calendar. May these auspicious occasions bring good health, happiness and prosperity in our lives," the prime minister said.
He also said that as Navratri begins from Wednesday, he would pray for the good health, safety and success of those engaged in combating the deadly virus.
We are marking these festivals at a time when our nation is battling the COVID-19 menace.
The celebrations will not be like they are usually but they will strengthen our resolve to overcome our circumstances.
May we keep working to fight COVID-19 together.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 25, 2020
"Over the years, I have been worshipping Maa (Durga). This time I pray for the health, safety and success of all the nurses, doctors, medical staff, policemen and media personnel who are engaged in the fight against coronavirus," Modi said.
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