New Delhi: India is ready with two vaccines for the protection of humanity and the world is not only waiting for them but also watching how the country runs the globe’s biggest vaccination programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the inauguration of the 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Saturday.
This day is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen ties with the Indian community overseas.
Lauding India’s fight against COVID-19, the PM said we are among the countries with the lowest fatality rate and the highest recovery rate. He also said the way the country stood together during the pandemic was unparalleled.
“Being the pharmacy of the world, India has supplied important medicines to all those in need in the world and continues to do so”, he said.
Modi said he got to know how the Indian community overseas has helped in the countries they live in and have provided leadership in extending assistance even in these difficult times.
Modi praised the Indian diaspora for providing assistance in the battle against coronavirus in India. He said their contribution to the PM-CARES fund is strengthening medical services in the country
He also said that India always stands with the Indian community across the world and pointed out that over 45 lakh people were rescued under the government’s Vande Bharat mission during the pandemic.
The theme of the 16th PBD Convention 2021 is “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.