Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation. He is the first prime minister outside of the Indian National Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority and the second to complete five years in office after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people to take precautionary measures, such as wearing masks and washing hands, amid rising cases of covid-19 across the world.
Addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, Modi wished people on the occasion of Christmas, but suggested celebration of festivals with caution. “At this time many people are also in the mood for holidays.
Enjoy these festivals a lot, but be a little cautious, too. You are also seeing that Corona is increasing in many countries of the world, so we have to take more care of precautions like mask and hand washing.
If we are careful, then we will also be safe and there will be no hindrance in our enjoyment," he said. Noting that in the last few years India had overcome many major challenges related to the health sector, he said that through the efforts of medical experts and scientists, smallpox, polio and Guinea worm have been eradicated from India.