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The 9-day Navratri celebrations got off to a grand start on Saturday 5th October 2013. Attending the celebrations in Ahmedabad Shri Narendra Modi extended his greetings for the auspicious festival and said that this is a festival observed all over India with great Bhakti. He shared that many people also fast during these days.

Shri Modi said that the celebration of festivals such as Navratri and Kite flying have showcased the strength of Gujarat to the world. He stated that through this Gujarat has made a mark for itself on the world stage and for which it is getting the benefits in every sphere. Narendra Modi also said that these festivals have become a festival of the youth and he wished everyone for a great festival ahead.

Shri Narendra Modi joins celebrations at the inauguration Navratri Festival 2013

Tourism Minister Saurabhbhai Patel pointed that Gujarat is a state where life is a celebration and he talked about how Garba created a global identity across the world. 

Also present on the occasion were Revenue Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel, Sports Minister Shri Ramanlal Vora, Minister of State Shri Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Rajya Sabha MP Shri Parimal Nathwani, Chief Secretary Shri Varesh Sinha, Shri Bhagyesh Jha among others were present on the occasion.

Navratri festivities commence across Gujarat

Narendra Modi joins Navratri Festivities in Ahmedabad

Grand start to Navratri festivities across Gujarat

Shri Narendra Modi joins celebrations at the inauguration Navratri Festival 2013

Shri Narendra Modi joins celebrations at the inauguration Navratri Festival 2013

Navratri festivities commence across Gujarat

Shri Narendra Modi joins celebrations at the inauguration Navratri Festival 2013

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April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
Despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential: PM

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.