New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat. Prime Minister dedicated his Mann Ki Baat address to Kargil Vijay Diwas. This was the 67th episode of Mann Ki Baat programme.
Calling the day as a very special one, he said that today is Kargil Vijay Diwas on this day, we defeated Pakistan, we will never be able to forget this day.
PM said, “Twenty-one years ago on this day, our army won the Kargil War. India was then trying to have cordial relations with Pakistan but is said that it is in the nature of the wicked to have enmity with everyone for no reason. India wanted good relations with Pakistan, but that did not happen.”
PM paid tribute to Kargil martyrs and urged the countrymen to read and share the stories of their bravery. PM also shared inspirational stories from across the country in battling the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Speaking on the coronavirus pandemic situation in the country, PM said, “COVID-19 recovery rate in our country is better than others. Our fatality rate is much less than other countries. We were able to save the lives of lakhs of people, but the threat of coronavirus is not over yet. It is spreading fast in many areas, we need to remain vigilant.”
PM Narendra Modi urged youth to share stories of armed forces’ valour in Kargil War with others. PM Modi asked people to do and say things keeping in mind welfare of soldiers on borders. Focus on wearing masks and social distancing has to continue, PM Modi said on tackling threat of COVID-19.