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On the evening of Monday 27th January 2014, the NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate Shri Narendra Modi joined the Shreshtha Bharat programme to mark the completion of 51 years of the historic song, ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon.’ Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji, who sang the song in a historic gathering on this day in 1963 in the presence of the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was present on the occasion. Lata Didi also sung parts of the song and was greeted with a standing ovation by the audience. Former Chief of Army Staff, General VP Malik was present on the occasion. 

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Narendra Modi said that the song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’ has inspired generations and inspires our brave soldiers. He said that whenever we hear that song we are reminded of the bravery of our soldiers on the battlefield. “The words, the song can touch the hearts of the people,” he affirmed. 

Shri Modi paid rich tributes to the brave armed forces of India, saying that whenever we see our soldiers today, we feel extremely proud of them. “Society worships the brave and remembers their bravery. We get inspired by them. A soldier is always proud that his is a life in service of the nation,” pointed Shri Modi. 

In his speech, Shri Modi asked why after so many years of Independence our nation still does not have a war memorial to commemorate the bravery of our soldiers and said that to have such a war memorial is extremely important. He called for self-sufficiency in defence manufacturing and asked why is it that India still has to import arms from overseas. Shri Modi spoke about the wonderful work done by the NDA government under Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the armed forces including initiatives for their housing. Shri Modi profusely lauded the phenomenal contribution of the Indian Army be it in Uttarakhand and in Gujarat during the 2001 Earthquake. 

Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji recalled the time when she first sung the song in 1963 and said that when she had sung the nation the entire nation was in a somber mood. General VP Malik recalled his service in Ladakh during the China war and he spoke about the rich contribution of the Indian Army. 

Shri Gopinath Munde, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Shri Kirit Somaiya were among those present on the occasion.

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

Narendra Modi joins programme to mark 51 years of iconic song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.