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Updated on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 12:05 PM IST

Mann Ki Baat: COVID-19 worst pandemic in 100 years, says PM Modi; condoles lives lost due to cyclones

Photo Credit: ANI

Photo Credit: ANI

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India has been fighting COVID-19 but at the same time, the nation has witnessed a few natural disasters too. He lauded the spirit and courage of Indian citizens who braved two major cyclones in this month.

The Prime Minister, while addressing the 77th episode of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' today said, "We are witnessing how our nation is fighting the battle against COVID-19 with full strength. At the same time, the nation has witnessed a few natural disasters too."

"In the last ten days, the western and eastern coast faced two major cyclonic storms. Cyclone Tauktae hit the western coast while Cyclone Yaas hit the eastern coast. The countrymen and the country faced the cyclone storm bravely," PM Modi said.

"At the time of the disaster, people of the Cyclone-affected states showed courage and fought the battle with patience and discipline. I humbly acknowledge their efforts," he added.

"I salute the people who participated in the relief and rescue operations during the cyclonic storms," PM Modi said.

"I express my deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. We all stand steadfastly with those who have suffered losses," he added.

The radio programme comes on the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre is completing 7 years in power.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published on: Sunday, May 30, 2021, 12:05 PM IST
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