Light a Lamp for Soldiers, Go Local This Festive Season, Says PM Modi in 70th Edition of Mann ki Baat

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Addressing the nation, in the 70th edition of his Mann ki Baat programme on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes to countrymen on the occasion of Dussehra. Amid pandemic with mute celebrations this festive season, PM Modi urged for restraint to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.

“Previously, a large number of people used to gather in Durga Pandal. It was a fair-like atmosphere during Durga Puja & Dussehra, but this time it didn't happen. Many more festivals are to be observed, we have to work with restraint during this Corona crisis,” he said in his monthly address to the nation.

The PM also paid respect to soldiers patrolling borders and said that our jawans are serving the nation even when the people in the country are celebrating festivals, so every citizen should light a diya for them.

He further urged people to buy local indigenous products this festive season and talked about how Khadi is now becoming a world-class brand for organic clothing. “The world is taking note of our products and one major example is Khadi. I am glad to see record sales at the Khadi Store in New Delhi,” PM said. When we are proud of our heritage, the world takes note of it, he added.