PM Modi Credits Scientific Institutions For Better Coping With COVID-19


PM Modi in his recent speech proudly credited all the talented scientific institutions in India for better coping with the coronavirus. The cases in India are on a downward trend recently. The emphasis on masks, sanitization, and all-around social distancing is proving to help tackle the pandemic. The Ministry of Health has also expressed that by February 2021, they predict to get rid of the virus altogether. This is such good news for all us Indians who have lost our dear ones in this sad phase. PM Modi praised the scientific community of India for giving their best to battle the disease.


PM Modi says scientific institutions are the greatest assets
Source: PRI

“Scientific institutions are the greatest assets”: PM Modi

PM Modi delivered his official address at the inaugural ceremony of the Grand Challenges Annual meeting 2020. In the same, he highlighted the trend of Indian coronavirus cases the past few weeks. He went on to credit the scientific institutions and said that “the strong and vibrant scientific community” is the reason that India is doing well now with the pandemic. He said, “From containment to capacity building, they have achieved wonders.”


They sure have.

PM Modi further stated that the infection rates have also started declining. The recovery rates are at 88 percent globally. He furthermore talked about investment in science and technology and said that societies which will have a better science hold will provide the future effectively. He further stated that certain measures need to occur for a better future. His statements highlighted that sanitation, cleanliness, and toilet coverage will help all, especially the poor people. This, in turn, leads to lesser diseases.

The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

The Grand Challenges Annual meeting brings forward the innovators from all realms together in one place. This year’s virtual meeting highlighted the importance of science as never before. It will go on from October 19-21. The various innovators, along with PM Modi stated the importance of framing ‘India for the World’ policy when it comes to healthcare. Various leaders will take on the podium and share their deepest pieces which they believe are for a better tomorrow. People from approximately 40 countries will come forth to share their works. Usually, 1,600 people participate in the meeting to talk about relevant topics. These include fighting the diseases, managing the current situations like today’s pandemic, and accelerating the country’s development and growth. As PM Modi said, the need of the hour is to promote better science because they will create tools to shape a better tomorrow.


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