New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: As the coronavirus cases in the country crossed the 70,000-mark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation for the third time. In his address, PM Modi said that one virus has devastated the world and claimed lives of around 3 lakh people across the globe. 

PM Modi also said that India is in a state of war aginst this coronavirus we should not get tired or give up in this fight against the deadly pandemic. 

The address by PM Modi came a day after his marathon meeting with the chief ministers of the Indian states, where he discussed the roadmap after the end of the third phase of the nation-wide lockdown on May 17 imposed to contain the spread of the deadly pathogen.

PM Modi, in his 6-hours long meeting with the CMs had asked for a detailed report by the states till May 15 for further decision on the whether the lockdown should be extended further or not.

Here are the top quotes from PM Modi’s address to the nation today:

We had never seen or heard about such a crisis ever before. This is definitely unimaginable for mankind. This was unprecedented. But humanity will not accept defeat from this virus. We have to not only protect ourselves but also move forward: PM Narendra Modi


More than 42 lakh people from different countries have been infected by #COVID19, more than 2.75 lakh people have lost their lives due to the virus. In India too many families have lost their dear ones, I express my condolences to them: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

When the crisis started then not even a single PPE kit was manufactured in India, only a few N95 masks were available. Today 2 Lakh PPE kits and 2 Lakh N95 masks are manufactured in India daily: PM Narendra Modi

When India speaks of self-reliance, it does not advocate for a self-centered system. In India's self-reliance there is a concern for the whole world's happiness, cooperation & peace: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The world now believes that India can do very well. Can contribute greatly towards the welfare of mankind. India's tech experts helped the world come out of the Y2K crisis at the turn of the century: PM Modi

In a world that is fighting life & death, India's medicines today bring a new hope. With these steps, when India is being praised everywhere in the world, every Indian feels proud: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Today we have the resources, we have the power, we have the best talent in the world. We will make the best products, improve our quality, and modernize the supply chain, we can and we will: PM Modi

No task is impossible, no path is difficult if our resolve is strong. We have the resolve to make ourselves self-reliant. This magnificent building of self-reliant India will stand on five pillars

First Pillar: Economy, an economy that brings quantum jump, not just incremental change

Second Pillar: Infrastructure, an infrastructure that becomes the hallmark of modern India

Third Pillar: Our System - A system that is based on the technology-driven systems that fulfill the dreams of the 21st century, not the policy of the past century

Fourth Pillar: Our Demography - Our vibrant demography is our strength and source of energy for self-reliant India.

Fifth Pillar - Demand: The cycle of demand and supply chain in our economy, the power that needs to be harnessed to its full potential

I announce a special economic package today. This will play an important role in the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan'. The announcements made by the govt over COVID, decisions of RBI & today's package totals to Rs 20 Lakh Crores. This is 10% of India's GDP: PM Narendra Modi

This economic package is for the laborer of the country, for the farmer who are working day and night for the countrymen in every situation. This economic package is for the middle class of our country, which pays taxes honestly and contributes to the development of the country: PM Modi

Experts say that coronavirus will stay for a long time. But we must not let this crisis overwhelm us. We will take all precautions but still move ahead. In view of this, the fourth phase of the lockdown will be different from the previous ones. The announcement for Lockdown 4.0 will be made before May 18. 

Posted By: Talib Khan