BJP's 40th foundation day: Let's make India COVID-19 free, PM Modi’s message to party workers


On the 40th foundation day of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent out a message on COVID-19 to BJP workers, asking them to follow the guidelines and help those in need and reaffirm the importance of social distancing.


The Prime Minister's appeal has comes the morning after millions of people across the country switched off all lights and lit diyas and candles in their balconies and verandas following a call from PM Modi.

"Greetings to all fellow BJP Karyakartas on the Sthapana Diwas of the party. Tributes to all those who have toiled hard to build the party for decades, due to which BJP has got the opportunity to serve crores of Indians across our nation's length and breadth." Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

"Whenever BJP has got the opportunity to serve, the party has focused on good governance and empowering the poor. In line with the party's ethos, our Karyakartas have worked hard to bring a positive difference in the lives of many and done great social service", he tweeted.

“We mark our party's 40th anniversary when India is battling COVID-19. I appeal to BJP Karyakartas to follow the set of guidelines from our party president JP Nadda Ji, help those in need and reaffirm the importance of social distancing. Let's make India COVID-19 free," he added.

On Friday, in a "short video message" to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked people to switch off all lights at 9 pm on Sunday and light candles or diyas or use the flashlights on their mobile phones to mark the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

In his address to the nation on March 24, the Prime Minister had announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, which has infected over 2,000 people in the country. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 


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