India Seeing Green Shoots of Recovery, Says PM Modi; Notes Country's Contribution in Covid-19 Fight
The Prime Minister also said that there are many possibilities and opportunities in various sunrise sectors in India.
“Vaccines made in India are responsible for two-third of the vaccine needs of the world's children. Today also our companies are active in international efforts for development and production of Covid-19 vaccine,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India Global Week 2020.
Vaccines made in India are responsible for 2/3rd of the vaccine needs of the world's children. Today also our companies are active in international efforts for development and production of #COVID19 vaccine: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India Global Week 2020 pic.twitter.com/99CMT7Z4KI— ANI (@ANI) July 9, 2020
India Reforming, Performing and Transforming: PM Modi | PM said that during the last six years, India has made great gains in areas such as total financial inclusion, record housing and infra construction, Ease of Doing Business, bold tax reforms including the GST. “This is an India which is reforming, performing and transforming! India awaits you all,” PM Modi concludes.
India Laying Red Carpet for All Global Companies: PM Modi |“India remains one of the most open economies in the world. We are laying a red carpet for all global companies to come and establish their presence in India. Very few countries will offer the kind of opportunities India does today,” PM Modi added.
Story of Global Revival Will Have India Playing a Leading Role: PM Modi | "There is faith that the story of global revival will have India playing a leading role... World over, you have seen the contribution of India's talent force. India is a powerhouse of talent that is eager to contribute," says PM Modi.
“Hundred years ago, a similar pandemic happened, it is said that back then the population was not this big in India. Even then, at that time, India was one of the countries which had the most deaths. That is why the whole world was concerned for India this time,” PM Modi said during his interaction with NGO representatives in Varanasi.
100 years ago, a similar pandemic happened, it is said that back then the population was not this big in India. Even then, at that time, India was one of the countries which had the most deaths. That is why whole world was concerned for India this time: PM Modi #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/dFmag5hZmT— ANI (@ANI) July 9, 2020
RECAP | PM Modi had said in his June 30 address that 'Unlock 2' coincided with the weather which caused several ailments. Asking people to take care of their health, Modi said due to timely decisions, like lockdown, lakhs of lives could be saved and the death rate in the country was amongst the lowest in the world. Modi exhorted people to spread awareness amongst those not following such rules and regulations. Citing the example of the Prime Minister of a country being fined Rs 13,000 for not wearing mask in public, he said local administration in India should act with the same alacrity, since no one, including the Prime Minister, was above the rule of law.
On June 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 16-minute address to the nation had also expressed concern over rising negligence of the coronavirus risk and said rules should be followed with the same seriousness as during the lockdown. In what was his sixth address, Modi said, "Irresponsible and negligent" behaviour had been on the rise during 'Unlock 1'."
Varanasi Can Emerge as Key Centre of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' Campaign: PM Modi |Referring to the size and population of Uttar Pradesh, he said with nearly 24 crore people, the state checked the pace of COVID-19 spread. He also pointed out that those infected with the virus are also recovering fast. Modi said Brazil with an almost similar population has seen thousands of deaths due to COVID-19 but in UP, the deaths were limited to nearly 800. He said Varanasi can emerge as an export hub and develop as a key centre of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' campaign in the coming days.
“During the Covid-19 epidemic, citizens of Varanasi and people associated with social organisations not only helped the needy with full dedication, but also provided all kinds of assistance to the local administration…,” PM Modi had tweeted before the interaction.
कोविड महामारी के दौरान वाराणसी के नागरिकों और सामाजिक संगठनों से जुड़े लोगों ने पूरे समर्पण भाव से न केवल जरूरतमंदों की मदद की, बल्कि स्थानीय प्रशासन को भी हर प्रकार की सहायता दी। अपने संसदीय क्षेत्र के इन लोगों से कल सुबह 11 बजे होने वाले संवाद को लेकर बेहद उत्सुक हूं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2020
PM Applauds People of Varanasi for Helping Needy During Covid-19 Crisis | Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded the contribution of people, authorities and NGOs of Varanasi in helping the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and urged citizens to strictly adhere to guidelines to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Interacting with representatives of various Varanasi-based non-government organisations via video link, he said Kashi has vigorously countered the unprecedented coronavirus crisis.
RECAP | In his June 30 address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to the nation that the government will extend the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana to provide free ration to 80 crore poor till the end of November. "Keeping in mind all the festivals that are coming up in the next few months, this scheme to provide 80 crore people with 5 kg free ration and 1 kg dal per month will now be extended till Diwali and Chhath Puja, or till the end of November," PM Modi had said.
At the interaction, the prime minister engaged with representatives of NGOs via video conference to discuss their experience and showcase their efforts. During the lockdown, more than a hundred organisations in Varanasi distributed almost 20 lakh food packets and two lakh dry ration kits through the food cell of the district administration, as well as through individual efforts, the statement noted.
PM Modi Interacts With NGOs of His Lok Sabha Constituency |Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with representatives of Varanasi-based NGOs to discuss their efforts towards food distribution and other assistance rendered during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Modi represents Varanasi in Lok Sabha.
Prince of Wales, UK's Foreign Secretary Dominic Will Speak at the Summit | Others speaking at the event include, the Prince of Wales, UK's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Home Secretary Priti Patel, US Ambassador to India, Ken Juster, Lt Gen of Jammu and Kashmir, GC Murmu, Citi India CEO Ashu Khullar, Hollywood actor Kunal Nayyar, etc.
Eminent Personalities Will be Part of the Event | Those participating in the event include External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Commerce and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu, Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the PMO statement said.
“Will be addressing the India Global Week, organised by @IndiaIncorp at 1:30 PM tomorrow. This forum brings together global thought leaders and captains of industry, who will discuss aspects relating to opportunities in India as well as the global economic revival post-COVID,” PM Modi tweeted on Wednesday.
Will be addressing the India Global Week, organised by @IndiaIncorp at 1:30 PM tomorrow. This forum brings together global thought leaders and captains of industry, who will discuss aspects relating to opportunities in India as well as the global economic revival post-COVID.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2020
PM to Deliver Inaugural Address at India Global Week 2020 Today | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address on Day 1 of India Global Week 2020 at on Thursday at 1:30 pm. A three - day virtual conference themed #BeTheRevival: India and a Better New World, the event will have global participants from 30 nations being addressed by a range of global speakers.