PM Modi to address nation at 4 pm amid COVID-19 crisis and India-China standoff
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 4 pm on Tuesday. The prime minister's address will be his fifth to the nation since March 19.
The address comes a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs announced guidelines for Unlock 2.0 - the second phase of Centre's lockdown exit plan. Not many changes have been made in the guidelines as compared to the Unlock 1.0, except the night curfew timings which have been changed to 10 pm-5 am now.
The prime minister's address also comes after the violent face-off between the Indian and Chinese soldiers at Galwan valley, which led to martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers.
In his 'Mann Ki Baat' speech on Sunday, PM Modi had said that India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh, stating that while the country honours the spirit of friendship, it is also capable of giving an appropriate response to any adversary.
The prime minister also made a vigorous push for the use of locally made products, saying being "vocal for local" is also a way to strengthen the country and to serve it. On Monday, the government banned 59 mobile apps, most of them Chinese, saying that they are engaged in "activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."
There have been calls for boycotting Chinese products in the wake of the Ladakh incident.
He also pitched for people's participation in making India self-reliant. "When you buy 'local', become 'vocal for local' you play a role in strengthening the country," he said.
"If India knows how to maintain friendship, it can also confront someone and give an adequate response. Our brave soldiers made it clear that they will not allow anyone to taint the honour of Mother India," PM Modi had added.
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