This decade very important for bright India: Modi

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NEW DELHI: Asserting that this decade is very important for the bright future of India and should be fully utilised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that a golden opportunity has come before the nation to fulfill the dreams seen by the freedom fighters for the country.

While addressing media ahead of the commencement of the Budget Session of Parliament, PM Modi said that all MPs will make the Budget session very productive. He said that the Union Budget 2021 will be seen as a part of those 4-5 mini budgets announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in 2020.

“Today commences the first session of this decade. This decade is very important for the bright future of India. A golden opportunity has come before the nation to fulfill the dreams seen by the freedom fighters. This decade should be fully utilised. Keeping this in mind, there should be discussions in this session focussing on the decade – this is expected by the nation. I believe that we will not lag behind in making our contribution for the fulfilment of people’s aspiration,” he added.

NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses media ahead of the commencement of the Budget Session of Parliament on Friday.

“This is the Budget Session. For the first time in India’s history, in a way, the Finance Minister had to present 4-5 mini budgets in 2020 in the form of different packages. So this Budget will be seen as a part of those 4-5 mini budgets, I believe this,” he added.

PM Modi further said that he believes that parliamentarians will not lag behind in their contribution towards the fulfilment of people’s aspirations by making full use of Parliament.

The first part of the session will continue till February 15. The second part of the session will be held from March 8 to April 8.

Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour. (ANI)

300 million Corona vaccine

India will vaccinate 300 million people including the elderly and those with co-morbidities against COVID-19 in the next few months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Addressing the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos Dialogue on via video conferencing, the Prime Minister said there are two ‘Made in India’ vaccines against coronavirus and many more vaccines will come from India in the time to come.

“In just 12 days, India has vaccinated more than 2.3 million healthcare workers. In the next some months, we will achieve our target of vaccinating 300 million elderly people and people with comorbidities,” the Prime Minister said.

“Right now there are two ‘Made in India’ vaccines. World Economic Forum will be relieved to know that in the time to come many more vaccines will come from India,” he added

India began a nationwide vaccination drive against the coronavirus on January 16.

An estimated 3 crore people will be vaccinated in the first phase in the largest vaccination drive in the world. 

“In these tough times, India has been undertaking its global responsibility from the beginning. When airspace was closed in many countries, India took more than one lakh citizens to other countries and delivered essential medicines to more than 150 countries,” the Prime Minister said.

“India is saving the lives of people in many other countries of the world by sending COVID vaccines and developing the necessary infrastructure for vaccination,” he added.

He said India will vaccinate 300 million people including the elderly and those with co-morbidities against COVID-19 in the next few months.

The Prime Minister noted that there are two ‘Made in India’ vaccines against coronavirus and many more vaccines will come from India in the time to come.

“In just 12 days, India has vaccinated more than 2.3 million healthcare workers. In the next some months, we will achieve our target of vaccinating 300 million elderly people and people with comorbidities,” the Prime Minister said.

“Right now there are two ‘Made in India’ vaccines. World Economic Forum will be relieved to know that in the time to come many more vaccines will come from India,” he added.

India began a nationwide vaccination drive against the coronavirus on January 16.

An estimated 3 crore people will be vaccinated in the first phase in the largest vaccination drive in the world. (ANI)