Quick look 29: PM Modi's 'Vocal for local' call during festival season

Siddharth Mathew Cherian | Updated on October 25, 2020 Published on October 25, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the public to be ‘vocal for local’ while shopping for upcoming festival season. He also urged the people to celebrate, but exercise restraint in his monthly broadcast of ‘Mann Ki Baat.’

He wished people on Dussehra and said that with various festivals coming up, they need to show patience and follow health guidelines in celebrating these auspicious occasions during the COVID times.

Modi asked people to keep the ‘vocal for local’ resolve in their mind and give priority to local products while shopping for festivals.

In other news, As of Sunday, India’s Covid-19 caseload mounted to 78,64,811 with 50,129 fresh infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,18,534 with 578 new fatalities.

There are 6,68,154 active cases in the country which comprise 8.50 per cent of the total caseload.

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Published on October 25, 2020