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Covid-19 does not see race, religion, caste before striking, says PM Modi

The coronavirus outbreak has changed the contours of professional life. These days home is the new office and internet is the new meeting room, he added in a post on LinkedIn.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the Covid-19 pandemic affects everyone equally. “Covid-19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or border before striking. Our response and conduct thereafter should attach primacy to unity and brotherhood. We are in this together,” he said in a post on LinkedIn.

His remarks came in the backdrop of a section of right wing organisations as also of the BJP frequently raking up the issue of Tablighi Jamaat members being responsible for a large number of Covid-19 infections. About 30 per cent of the total infections in the country have been attributed to the fallout of a Tablighi meet in New Delhi last month.

The novel coronavirus outbreak has significantly changed the contours of professional life and these days home is the new office and internet is the new meeting room, he added.


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“I have also been adapting to these changes. Most meetings, be it with ministerial colleagues, officials and world leaders, are now via video conferencing,” Modi wrote on LinkedIn.The need of the hour is to think of business and lifestyle models that are easily adaptable.”Doing so would mean that even in a time of crisis, our offices, businesses and commerce could get moving faster, ensuring loss of life does not occur,” he said.

Today, the world is in pursuit of new business models, he said adding that India, a youthful nation known for its innovative zeal, can take the lead in providing a new work culture. India, with the right blend of the physical and the virtual, can emerge as the global nerve centre of complex modern multinational supply chains in the post Covid-19 world.

“Let us rise to that occasion and seize this opportunity,” he said.

The work place is getting “Digital First”, he said.

“And, why not? After all, the most transformational impact of technology often happens in the lives of the poor,” he said.

It is technology that demolishes bureaucratic hierarchies, eliminates middlemen and accelerates welfare measures, the prime minister opined.


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6 COMMENTS

  1. Covid-19 does not see race, religion, caste before striking, says PM Modi.. This comes after facing backlash from UAE and Arab. (AAP CHRONOLOGY SAMAJIYE)

    Modi has less character of a statesman and his vision of countries are seriously lacking in terms of constitutionally envisioned India. Modi’s action closely resemble Trump’s

  2. Sorry! People in great positions fail so miserably for long wasting the the time and confidence, that people had in them and institutions!
    Mr.Kalam had vision 2020 to inspire us to be super power! Now, where we in last 15yrs? Had we followed gentle,sensible, majority-respecting secularism without enmity, we would be super power by now! 15 yrs wasted!

  3. Pappu stole the show with a stellar performance two days ago – so Feku had to improve his game.
    Or is it international criticism that is biting?
    Open the granaries, stop the political witch-hunts, punish bigotry and provide PPEs.
    THEN we’ll accept that you are fit to run this country.

  4. Corona is an eyewash by modi who had been working for this summit flag day ever since 2014 when he was planted as pm mole on the India treasury in secret collusion with the disgruntled army generals and the Ambani adanis and international arms dealers and drug peddler mafia who are powerful enough to show corona as a Chinese foul play when infact it is just a hoax. These mafia have their jew agents in all banks and all governments all over the world to manipulate statistics . And note it that MODI is a Jew in disguise.

  5. At last a welcome statement from Narendra Modi. If he had cared to give such a statement right in the beginning when Akhlaq was lynched, our beloved India wouldn’t have come to such a pass where citizens of hundreds of years are being questioned and even taunted by boys who were born just yesterday. And mind you, this hasn’t gone unnoticed by the world.

    There in an old Hindi proverb : “Subah ka bhoola shaam ko ghar aa jaye, toh bhoola na kahlay”. Welcome home, Modi ji.

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