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Mann ki Baat: PM Modi asks for forgiveness of those who are facing hardship due to lockdown

"I ask for forgiveness from my country men especialy the poor who have been asked to remain under lockdown and have to face difficulties. I understand their pain and suffering but it is essential to fight the coronavirus pandemic," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his monthly radio programme.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2020, 05.29 PM IST
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PM Modi seeks forgiveness from the country for difficult decision that caused hardships to people
PM Modi seeks forgiveness from the country for difficult decision that caused hardships to people
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country during his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' programme.

The "Mann Ki baat" comes at a time when the country is under s 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

India's total case count reached 979 including 25 deaths.

This is the third time that Prime Minister Modi is addressing the nation on coronavirus pandemic.

Here are the ten key points from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech:

1. I ask for forgiveness from my country men especially the poor who have been asked to remain under lockdown and have to face difficulties. I understand their pain and suffering but it is essential to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

2. Humanity has to fight the virus together as it doesn't see any boundaries.

3. The lockdown is for your own safety and the safety of your own families. Respect the lakshman rekha outside your homes.

4. Some people don't understand the gravity of the situation and they are violating the lockdown restrictions. Health is the source of all happiness and those who are violating the restrictions are playing with their lives.

5. We should take inspiration from those who are on the frontlines and who have defeated the virus.

6. The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to those who are working under these restrictions to make sure that people don't have to face any difficulties under lockdown.

7. He urged all those who are delivering essential services to people to take care of themselves.

8. The PM gave a message of reducing emotional distance and increasing social distance.

9. The Prime Minister applauded those who have been in quarantine and said such people should not be looked down upon are discriminated against.

10. This is a time to reflect and introspect and spend time with your families and connect with old hobbies.

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