Varanasi’s display of hope, enthusiasm amid COVID-19 is inspiring: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the people of Varanasi for their exemplary work amid the Covid-19 crisis and said that the display of enthusiasm and hope by them is inspiring.

While addressing a virtual conference with representatives of Varanasi based NGOs provided ration kits and food packets to people amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

“I am taking inspiration from all of you to work more. I seek your blessings,” PM Modi said during his interaction.

He added, “Kashi is full of hope and enthusiasm amid this crisis,” and extending wishes amid the holy and auspicious month of saavan.

The Prime Minister further stated that many steps have been taken and are being taken to benefit the people of Varanasi and their indigenous trade.

“With proper support, Varanasi can emerge as a leading export hub. It can lead as an example in making India self-reliant (Atmanirbhar),” he said.

PM Modi hailed India’s ‘corona warriors’ and said that in such a situation, “coming forward voluntarily, is a new form of service”.

He also emphasised the importance of social distancing and use of masks to counter the coronavirus crisis.

During the event the PM was briefed on various steps and measures taken by the NGOs in Varanasi in the fight against Covid-19 and relief efforts carried out.

“Over 100 organisations in Varanasi distributed almost 20 lakh food packets and 2 lakh dry ration kits via food cell of district administration through individual efforts,” a release by Prime Minister’s Office has stated.