October 25, 2020 4:54:07 pm
In his address to the nation through Mann ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday asked countrymen to light lamps for soldiers on the border even as he asked people to go vocal for local while shopping during the festival season.
“We have to remember our soldiers who are on the borders during these festivities, protecting Bharat Mata. We must light a lamp in the honour of these sons and daughters of Bharat Mata. I want to tell our brave soldiers that you may be at the borders but the whole nation is with you,” Modi said.
The statement comes in the backdrop of tens of thousands of Indian soldiers locked ina confrontation with Chinese forces in Eastern Ladakh since May.
Greeting the nation on the occasion of Dussehra, Modi urged the nation to celebrate festivities with restraint in the wake of Covid and to go for local products.
“When you go shopping during these festivals please remember we have to give priority to local products. …Today when we are going vocal for local, the world is also becoming a fan of our products. Many of our…