Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on Tuesday said that India runs on five pillars which are "economy, infrastructure, system, vibrant demography, and demand".
While talking about the five pillars, PM Modi said: the first one was the economy that rose like a 'quantum jump', the second was the infrastructure, the third our tech-driven nation; the fourth was the 'vibrant' demography, and the fifth 'is demand. PM Modi, while speaking on India's strong demand, India's supply chain needs to be equally strong. "For this, all stakeholders need to be together," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that humanity would not accept defeat from the coronavirus but the people have to stay safe and move forward. "We had never seen or heard about such a crisis ever before. This is definitely unimaginable for mankind. It is unprecedented. But humanity will not accept defeat from this virus. We have to not only protect ourselves but also move forward," said Prime Minister Modi in his address to the nation.
Talking about the gravity of the virus, Modi said: "It has been four months the world is fighting COVID-19. More than 42 lakh people from different countries have been infected by COVID-19. 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."
The Prime Minister on Monday held a video conference meeting with Chief Ministers of all states to discuss the road ahead in India's fight against COVID-19 and noted that he was of the firm view that measures needed during the third phase of lockdown will not be needed in the fourth phase.