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Highlights from India PM Narendra Modi's speech on 12 May 2020

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm IST on 12 May 2020. This will be PM Modi’s third address to the nation in 50 days. He is expected to shine a light on India’s progress in containing COVID-19. A decision could also be expected on possible lockdown extension.

Lockdown 4.0 started to trend on social media as the news came out. The country has already imposed zone wise lockdown restrictions to help poor population amid Coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus count in India stood at more than 70,500 as Prime Minister Modi’s speech announcement was made. The country is also conducting massive rescue operation to bring back stranded Indians from across the world.

Under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, thousands of Indian nationals will be brought back from 7 May to 13 May 2020. The Prime Minister could also speak to returnees and share their experiences in the speech.

He had also chaired a meeting with Chief Ministers from all Indian states to get their inputs on further lockdown strategies and measure to control Coronavirus in India. A decision from the meeting with chief ministers could also be announced by the prime minister who is known to speak strongly at 8 pm. 

PM Modi speech LIVE Updates:

(20:34)- With this, I request you to take care of yourself, your family, and your near and dear ones.

(20:33)- We have to move forward with a new oath and a new promise for our nation. No-one can stop India from becoming self reliant if we pledge for it.

(20:32)- Self reliance makes us strong and it is our responsibility that we make India strong in this 21st century.

(20:31)- Lockdown 4.0 will be different with totally new guidelines and measures. Details will be announced before 18 May 2020.

(20:30)- Scientists and experts have told that Coronavirus is going to stay for a longer period. India will follow safety norms by wearing masks and practising social distancing.

(20:29)- When I asked people to buy Khadi, demand and buying for Khadi and Handloom increased exponentially.

(20:28)- Starting today. Indias shall become vocal for local products. Not only people should buy local products but they should also put emphasis on popularizing them.

(20:27)- Crisis has taught us how local production and supply saves us during tough times. Global brands were once local but they became global after local population started use ad marketing of the products.

(20:26)- The poor have suffered a lot during this lockdown and Coronavirus crisis. It is our responsibility to make poor strong. There is something for every part of society in the economic package.

(20:25)- It is situation’s demand that India plays a great role in global supply chain. The new economic package will increase efficiency of every sector while insuring quality of products and services.

(20:24)- They will support our dream of making a self reliant India. New reforms will boost Make in India initiative.

(20:23)- Reforms have helped us give support to the poor while everything in the country was closed. Rational taxation system, farming resources, and a strong financial system will be built by new reforms.

(20:22)- Starting tomorrow, the finance minister will give more details about the new package. Everyone has experienced a change in India’s economy that was driven by new reforms in past 6 years.

(20:21)- Small and Medium sized industries will be benefited by the new economic package. Farmers, labourers, middle class, and industrialists, all will be benefitted by the new package.

(20:20)- This 20 lakh crore rupee package will provide new support to the initiative of self reliant India. Focus has been driven to land, labour, liquidity and everything that sorts with business.

(20:19)- With this new oath, I’m announcing a new economic package. The new special package will support a self reliant economy for India.The relief package by Reserve Bank of India and the new economic package which will be released today totals to about 20 lakh crore or about 10% of India’s GDP.

(20:18)- We have to strengthen all the five pillars so that they support each other.

(20:16)- We have to make India self reliant. India’s new self reliance will base on five pillars-

  1. Economy
  2. Infrastructure
  3. System
  4. Demography
  5. Demand

(20:15)- We have seen the after effects of Kutch earthquakes from my eyes. Everything was grounded but in a short span of time, Kutch rebuilt itself.

(20:14)- We have the world’s best talent with us and we will now better our products, quality, and supply. We can and we will do this.

(20:13)- TImes changed after India got under British rule but now India is again progressing on the road to development.

(20:12)- The world know India can do a lot of the human race and their well being. Everyone in the global world is looking towards India now.

(20:10)- India’s progress has always affected global advancement. Initiatives by India have always affected global scenario. PM Modi cites an example of India’s sanitation mission and World Yoga Day initiative.

(20:09)- India’s self reliance does not only talks about businesses but also focuses on happiness and well being of everyone including citizens and mother earth.

(20:08)- Meaning of self reliance has changed in global world. India’s basic structure is like a ray of light for the world.

(20:07)- India did not produce any PPE kits or N95 masks before this crisis but after the virus hit India has been producing more than 2 lakh PPE kits and masks daily.

(20:06)- Self reliance is the only way to take the dream of making India great forward. This crisis is an opportunity and a message for India.

(20:05)- Friends, we have all heard that the 21st century is India’s century. This is our responsibility that 21st century is made India’s century.

(20:04)- We have to stay safe and have to move forward at the same time. At a time when the world is in crisis, we have to make a promise now.

(20:03)- This is definitely an unimaginable situation for the human race.

(20:02)- The world is in a battle to save lives from Coronavirus. We have never seen or heard about any such battle.

(20:01)- I pay my condolences to the families who have suffered due to Coronavirus in India.

(20:00)- PM Modi comes live to address the nation. The world is fighting Coronavirus infection from past 4 months. More than 42 lakh people have been infected worldwide while more than 2,75,000 have lost their lives.

(19:59)- Standby for PM Modi’s third major speech during Coronavirus times.

(19:55)- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the nation at 2000 IST. He is expected to speak on a number of topics including labour migration in the country and a possible easing of Coronavirus lockdown. According to some reports, the PM might also announce an economic package to help boost India’s economy amid virus crisis.

A powerful speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the 21st century being India’s century. Being self-reliant will be the new focus for India. With a massive package of 20 lakh crore rupees, the country will strengthen small and medium-sized industries. PM Modi has made clear how it will move forward with economic impacts of COVID-19. Self reliance will be the new motto for the people of India.