Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned visibly emotional on Saturday when a government scheme beneficiary broke down as she spoke highly of him.
"I haven't seen God, but I see you as God. Many, many thanks to you." the woman said during an interaction between PM Modi and beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi Pariyojana (PMBJP).
The woman, identified as Deepa Shah, spoke to the prime minister from Dehradun.
It was apparent that PM Modi was deeply touched and close to tears—his head was bowed for a moment. But he stayed calm.
PM Modi also used the occasion to alert the public against rumours amid an outbreak of the coronavirus. He asked them to take their doubts to their doctor.
The Prime Minister also advised the public to avoid handshake and start greeting people with a ‘namaste’.