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Coronavirus Pandemic: PM Modi Appreciates RJs Role In Spreading Awareness About COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Friday Applauded The Role Of Radio Jockeys (RJs) For Spreading Awareness About The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak In India.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 27 Mar 2020, 11:09:59 PM
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PM Modi Appreciates RJs Role In Spreading Awareness About COVID-19 (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday applauded the role of Radio Jockeys (RJs) for spreading awareness about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in India. PM Modi also said that it is praiseworthy that even in lockdown, RJs are discharging their responsibility and recording programmes from home.

Interacting with RJs via video conference, PM Modi requested RJs to provide feedback about the difficulties and challenges faced by the people so that the government can proactively resolve them. He also asked RJs to showcase and constantly celebrate the contributions of the local heroes like police officers, doctors, nurses, ward boys, etc at the national level.

The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of educating the public about the dedication of police personnel, health personnel, and others who are working continuously to assist the public.

PM Modi further urged the RJs to work towards ensuring a constructive and positive attitude in society. He said that an attitude of togetherness combined with positivity is the key to facing the challenge posed by COVID-19.

Also, PM Modi observed that public broadcaster All India Radio has a particularly important role to play in stopping the flow of rumours. In the end, he also requested the RJs to also work towards checking the spread of rumours.

In response, the RJs called PM Modi as a part of the RJ fraternity since he has been hosting ‘Mann ki Baat’ on radio since 2014. Underlining the success of ‘Janta Curfew’, RJs praised the leadership oo the Prime Minister and said they would be happy to play the role of the voice of the nation in the battle against the pandemic.

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According to the latest update from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 75 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in last 24 hours. The total number of cases in India stands at 724 with 17 deaths reported so far.

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First Published : 27 Mar 2020, 08:44:04 PM