NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the 66th address of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', said that COVID-19 helped the Indian population look at the meaning of life.
He assured that the year 2020's second half will not be as bad as the first half.
He asked the citizens to turn this pandemic into an opportunity of growth and make the best of 2020.
Amidst the ongoing tensions with China along the line of actual control (LAC), the PM said that India, as a nation, knows how to be friends and at the same time, knows how to look at its enemies in the eye.
He also praised the army officers for their sacrifices at Galwan Valley and said that the armed personnel did not allow anybody to tarnish the nation's glory.
The PM also congratulated citizens from Assam and from Tamil Nadu as they vowed to be vocal about local products, saying that India needs to be strong to forge global peace and unity.