BJP workers will distribute food to more than 5 crore during the 21-day lockdown period
Bengaluru: In a heart-warming gesture, the BJP has decided to feed more than 5 crore needy and necessitous during the 21-day lockdown owing to coronavirus spread.
A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting chaired by party president JP Nadda. The meeting was attended by party national office bearers.
This important decision was conveyed to all state presidents of the party with the help of videoconferencing. Progress on the issue will also be done on a daily basis through videoconferencing.
It was on Tuesday that the PM announced that India would be locked down for a period of 21 days.
He even appealed to the people not to venture out as it would help the spread of the virus. But despite the message, a number of people have been taking to the streets, dishonouring the words of the PM.
With folded hands, the Prime Minister urged and emphasised that every Indian should remain confined within the four walls of their house, as movement on roads and thoroughfares is an open invitation for the coronavirus to spread.
At the same time, he urged the state governments to focus their attention to implement the lockdown.
He even asked his countrymen to draw a Lakshman Rekha around their house and restrict themselves.
He even expanded ‘Corona’ as Koi Road Na Nikle which means “don’t venture out of the house”.
We must all also tell you that the Centre has allocated a humongous sum of Rs 15,000 crore to boost medical infrastructure across the country.
Taking the examples of other countries like Italy and Iran which have seen an exponential rise in the number of deaths, he drove home the point that a country as big as India could face disastrous consequences if no preventive measures are taken.
He said, “I am certain that every citizen will not only face this crisis together but also emerge out of it successfully.”
On the importance of the 21-day lockout, he said, “If you don’t stay indoors for 21 days, you will be putting everyone in your family at risk and will go back by 21 years.”
The PM also urged the people to pray for the police personnel.
He said, “Think and pray for the police personnel who are on duty 24x7 to keep you and your families safe.”
This move comes 2 days after Janata curfew from 7 am to 9 pm on March 22.
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Last Updated Mar 26, 2020, 1:21 PM IST