Modi the only leader in the who could have controlled India to such an extent
World thanked PM Modi for the efforts in handling COVID-19
Bill Gates on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi commending him for his leadership in dealing with the Corona virus pandemic in India.
In a letter to PM Modi, the Microsoft co-founder appreciated the proactive measures taken by PM Modi and his government to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 rate in India. I am glad that your government is utilizing the exceptional capabilities in this situation and also the launch of Aarogya Setu digital app for corona virus tracking, contact people and connect to people health services. He further added that he was grateful to see that our Prime minister was seeking to balance public health imperatives with need to ensure adequate social protection to all Indians.
The PM said this while addressing the workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the party’s 40th foundation day. He pointed out that India is among those nations that have understood the seriousness of Covid-19 pandemic and took timely actions to prevent the spread of the viral outbreak. “We took several measures, took all state governments along even though we didn’t know anything about the disease. Whatever necessary decisions were required were taken with the help of experts; whether it was about thermal screening at airports, or evacuation of people or enhancing medical infrastructure requirements. We took all proactive steps to contain the disease,” he said. He appreciated the role of the state governments for their collaborations, as the country could expedite the measures taken to fight the pandemic. The World Health Organization has also appreciated India’s efforts, he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not only practicing yoga during lockdown, he is also promoting the same among world leaders through phone calls as the perfect antidote to self-isolation blues. PM Modi spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. The two leaders talked about the pandemic. Modi offered his condolence over the loss of lives. While reaffirming commitment to fight climate change and the need to pay “special attention’’ to less developed countries, including those in Africa, Modi also brought up yoga.
According to a ministry of external affairs read-out, Macron “welcomed the prime minister’s suggestion that the practice of yoga offers a convenient means of ensuring mental and physical well-being for people confined to their homes by the pandemic.’’ The French president also “confirmed that yoga has been winning new practitioners in France during the present health crisis.’’
“India played a critical role in the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) nations’ and G-20 (Group of 20 nations) meetings. We’ve been in constant touch with world leaders and they’ve all appreciated our steps. We’re busy fighting the war against poverty. But now at this time of the crisis, we’re continually moving ahead unitedly,” he said.
The PM lauded people’s adherence to the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, which started on March 25. He said the maturity and seriousness that they showed during the “Janta Curfew” on March 22 is unparalleled. “No one could imagine that in such a large country, people will show such discipline,” he said. The PM also gave his party colleagues five tasks, or panchagraha, to help strengthen the nation’s war against Covid-19.