New Delhi: In his much-awaited address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed upon India’s self-reliant strategy that has always succeeded other nations in fighting any crisis situation. Also Read - When Watching Ramayana Goes Wrong! People Visit House of Local Councilor to Watch The Epic, Later Diagnosed With Corona

“Making India self-reliant is the only way to make 21st century belong to India,” PM Modi said, asserting on how the country has always focused on its India-first strategy. Also Read - Unlock 1: Religious Places in These Cities Across India Won’t Open From Monday | Here’s Why

“When the (coronavirus) crisis started, not even a single PPE kit was manufactured in India, only a few N95 masks were available. Today, 2 Lakh PPE kits and 2 Lakh N95 masks are manufactured in India on a daily basis,” the Prime Minister said. Also Read - Immunity Sandesh: Kolkata Sweet Shop Prepares Dessert With 15 Different Herbs And Spices Amid COVID-19

Remarkably, as the pandemic escalated in India, the country’s manufacturing capabilities for Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) skyrocketed from 47,000 annually to 2 lakh in a single day.

“When India speaks of self-reliance, it does not advocate for a self-centred system. In India’s self-reliance there is a concern for the whole world’s happiness, cooperation and peace,” PM Modi asserted.

“In a world that is fighting life & death, India’s medicines today bring a new hope. With these steps, when India is being praised everywhere in the world, every Indian feels proud,” he added.

PM Modi affirmed that if the citizens of the country keep moving forward with the same resilience, no other nation can stop India from being self-reliant.

“This era of self-reliance will be our new pledge and new festival; we have to move on with new resolve,” he said.