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PM Modi says Covid-19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste and creed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
Apr 19, 2020 07:32 PM IST

“Covid-19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or borders. Our response and conduct thereafter should attach primacy to unity and brotherhood. We are in this together,” the prime minister said in his LinkedIn post.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the Covid-19 pandemic affects everyone equally irrespective of faith, colour or caste,

“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,” PM Modi said in a post in LinkedIn.

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He said the world is now facing a common challenge that will test out resilience. The pandemic has affected more than 15,000 people in India and more than 23 lakhs across the globe.

“Unlike previous moments in history, when countries or societies faced off against each other, today we are together facing a common challenge. The future will be about togetherness and resilience,” he said.

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Despite the danger that Covid-19 poses, he said there is an opportunity in the crisis and urged Indians to get ahead of the curve in the post-Covid world..

“Every crisis brings with it an opportunity. COVID-19 is no different. Let us evaluate what might be the new opportunities/growth areas that would emerge now. Rather than playing catch up, India must be ahead of the curve in the post-COVID world. Let us think about how our people, our skills sets, our core capabilities can be used in doing so,” Modi said.

The next big ideas from India should find global relevance and application, the PM said.

“They should have the ability to drive a positive change not merely for India but for the entire humankind,” he said.

He underlined the vital role of logistics and said India has the advantage to emerge as a global nerve centre of multinational supply chains in the post-Covid world.

“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, Modi said.

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