PM Modi urges people to buy & be vocal for local products for creating self-reliant India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said a self-reliant India will be a tribute to the Martyrs in the truest, deepest sense. Underlining the importance of defence sector preparedness, he said, after independence, we should have made efforts in the defence sector, taking advantage of the prior experience, but we did not. Now in the fields of defence and technology, India is taking strides towards self-reliance. No mission can be successfully achieved without people’s participation. He urged the citizens to strive for a self-reliant India with their collective resolve, commitment and said if the people buy local, become vocal for local, they play a role in strengthening the country. He added that this too, in its own way, is service to the nation. India’s solemn resolve is to safeguard its honour and sovereignty. He emphasized upon India’s aim as a self-reliant nation, the tradition of trust and friendship and the spirit of brotherhood. The Country shall keep moving ahead abiding by these principles reminding people that the country has moved out of the lockdown phase to the unlock phase of Corona crisis, he said during this unlock period, one will have to focus on defeating corona and strengthening the economy and bolstering it. During the unlock period, people have to stay more vigilant compared to the lockdown period and only their ness can save them from the corona. He said, during the corona pandemic, people have to protect themselves from different diseases also. He suggested keeping using Ayurvedic medicines, herbal decoction and hot water to stay healthy. PM  Modi said, during this unlock phase, many other things are getting unlocked, which had hitherto, shackled the country for decades. He said, for years the mining sector, space and agriculture were in a state of lockdown. Now the decisions taken by Government have unshackled the bottlenecks and given a boost to these sectors. He referred to commercial auction in mining, opening up of space sector and reforms in agriculture towards a self-reliant India with the advancement of technology. Mr Modi said, there are many such sectors in which, amidst, all crises, the country is opening up that the world has noticed India’s commitment and might when it comes to safeguarding its sovereignty and territorial integrity. He said those who cast an evil eye on Indian soil in Ladakh have got a befitting response. Sharing his thoughts through Mann Ki Baat Programme on All India Radio today, PM Modi said, India honours the spirit of friendship and it is also capable of giving an appropriate response to any adversary. The Prime Minister stated that our brave soldiers have proven that they will not let anyone cast an evil eye on the glory and honour of Mother India. Mr Modi said, the nation bows in reverence to the bravery of the jawans who attained martyrdom in Ladakh. Just like their family members, every Indian painfully regrets the loss. The Prime Minister said the inner sense of pride that families feel on the supreme sacrifice of their brave sons constitutes the true power of the country.

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