There is a reason why many of us still remain petrified at the thought of stepping up on the stage and speaking directly to a bunch of people sitting in the audience.
You can be speaking on important matters at hand like woman empowerment, gender equality, global warming, or saving dolphins, however, there is still a high chance of there being one or two individuals in the audience who will stop at nothing to make things hard.
Well, just to reassure you that you are not alone, something of a similar nature happened with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a recent event.
Amid the recent surge in Coronavirus cases across India, PM Modi on Thursday (April 08) held a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of all states in order to address the immediate situation at hand.
Many viewers watching the reactions of the duo labeled their antics to be similar to that of backbenchers sitting in a boring school or college lecture and we don’t blame them either.
Here are some of the reactions and memes posted by viewers on microblogging website Twitter:April 8, 2021
When you realize that you are an IITian and a school dropout is giving tips to you :P pic.twitter.com/LNDujkZSYO— Saurav Jain 🇮🇳 (@souravjain540) April 8, 2021
Presently I am watching our PM Modi discussing on Covid pandemic.
All the Indian state CMs are being seated in this virtual meet.
I was shocked to see Delhi CM Kejriwal seated in a very objectionable poses. He is proudy
All the CMs are seated in a decent & are showing respect.
In a high profile meeting being chaired by the Honourable PM @narendramodi ji to review COVID-19 situation & vaccination progress, the Chief Minister of the most affected state in the country is busy on his phone!! pic.twitter.com/ri5JW9kO53— Priti Gandhi - प्रीति गांधी (@MrsGandhi) April 8, 2021April 8, 2021April 9, 2021
The non serious attitude. Glimpse of today’s PM Modi meeting with CMs. Kejriwal gets the toast. pic.twitter.com/HLa3yD8O3H— ROHIT CHAHAL (@rohit_chahal) April 8, 2021April 9, 2021April 8, 2021
If you watch whole video, Kejriwal started laughing and gave this reaction when Modi said that CMs are sometimes too busy so Governors can lead in COVID awareness too.
Kejriwal is probably saying to person next to him that isko bolo dilli mein to Governor kaam ni karne deta 🤣 https://t.co/bQZKtp20sh
As the COVID cases are gradually rising in the country, Hon'ble Shri PM @narendramodi reviewed the situation with all the Chief Ministers today. Take a look at the key highlights! #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/5fkWj8XTrg— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) April 8, 2021
This pic is enough to show how CM of state with most corona cases is concerned about people of state
While others in the meeting talking about how to control corona, Uddhav Thackeray can't leave his mobile phone pic.twitter.com/oiRaj9aToB
Clearly, people were not happy about the lack of attention given by the two leaders during the video conference. Luckily, PM Modi did not fumble while speaking like many of us would have had we witnessed people not paying attention.