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More COVID vaccines in development, trial stage; India offers what innovators and investors need: PM Modi

Talking about the vaccination drive in India, he said two Covid vaccines are made in India and more are in the development, trial stage.

More COVID vaccines in development, trial stage; India offers what innovators and investors need: PM Modi-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jun 16, 2021, 5:50 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday delivered the keynote address at the fifth edition of 'VivaTech'.

During the address, PM Modi said that this platform reflects France's technological vision. "India and France have been working closely on a wide range of subjects. Among these, technology and digital are emerging areas of cooperation. It is the need of the hour," he said.

India's strides in the world of tech and start-up are well-known. Our nation is home to one of the world's largest start-up ecosystems. Several unicorns have come up in recent years. India offers what innovators and investors need, the prime minister further said.

He also said that two Covid vaccines are made in India and more are in development, trial stage.

"I believe that where convention fails, innovation can help. This has been seen during Covid-19 global pandemic, which is biggest disruption of our age. All nations have suffered losses and felt anxiety about future. Covid has put many of our conventional methods to test," the prime minister added.

He also invited the world leaders to invest in India based on the five pillars of talent, market, capital, eco-system, and culture of openness.

"I invite the world to invest in India based on the five pillars of - talent, market, capital, eco-system, and culture of openness," PM Modi added.

He also has hailed a mother of a six-year-old boy for her courage and positive thinking as she isolated herself from her son after contracting Covid-19.

Pooja Verma, who lives in Sector-6 of Ghaziabad, tested positive for the coronavirus along with her husband, Gagan Kaushik.

Verma, her husband and their six-year-old son live in a three-bedroom apartment and after contracting Covid-19 in April, the couple made a tough decision and decided that all three would be isolated in separate rooms.

This was not easy for the six-year old who longed for his parent’s love while unable to understand what the coronavirus was or what Covid-related norms meant and what was the need for this isolation, Verma said.

He kept on wondering what wrong had he done that he had to stay in a room separate from his parents, she said.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, she narrated her ordeal as a mother who had to stay away from her child, through a poem she had penned.

The Prime Minister wrote back to her and while asking about the wellbeing of her family, said, "I am happy that even in difficult circumstances, you and your family have fought this disease by adopting Covid-compliant behaviour with courage."

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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