Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the efforts put in by the nation to struggle the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) pandemic. Addressing the seventy fifth version of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi recalled the year-long struggle with a particular point out of Janta Curfew.
“It was in March final 12 months that the nation heard about Janta Curfew. From very early on, the individuals of India have put up a spirited struggle in opposition to Covid-19,” PM Modi mentioned within the month-to-month radio deal with.
The Janta Curfew later turned an inspiration for the world, he added.
“The gesture of clapping and clanging utensils to honour the frontline employees was broadly appreciated by them,” mentioned PM Modi.
“This time final 12 months, the query was whether or not there can be a vaccine for Covid-19 and by when wouldn’t it be rolled out. As we speak, the world’s largest vaccination drive is underway in India,” he added.
The Janta Curfew was a self-imposed curfew put in place for 14 hours – from 7 am to 9 pm – on March 22, 2020. It was put in place after an enchantment from PM Modi.
The Prime Minister requested individuals to remain off the roads and public locations throughout this era. Nevertheless, important companies like police, media, medical companies and many others weren’t put underneath purview of the curfew.
Saying the measure, PM Modi mentioned that it’s “an emblem of our restraint” and “following our obligation within the curiosity of the nation”.
The Janta Curfew announcement was broadly hailed by the individuals. Many Bollywood actors made a fervent enchantment to their followers to heed the recommendation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Days after Janta Curfew, PM Modi introduced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 24, 2020. Later, it was prolonged thrice, with the ultimate part starting on Could 18, and concluding on Could 31. From June 1 onwards, the nation began reopening step by step, in what was termed as ‘Unlock’.