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"Shri Narendra Modi meets 15 American-India students of Uplift Humanity, a USA based social organisation who worked among orphan and underprivileged children in Bal Gokulam, Vadodara"
"Shri Modi congratulates youngsters of Uplift Humanity for their work"
"Youngsters shared their experiences of working with Bal Gokulam"

On the morning of Saturday 20th July 2013 Shri Narendra Modi met Indian-American students who are part of a social service organisation Uplift Humanity. These students worked among orphan and underprivileged youngsters at Bal Gokulam in Vadodara for two weeks in July this year. The Chief Minister interacted with these youngsters and heard their experiences of serving in Vadodara. He congratulated them for this noble service they have undertaken. The delegation was led by the founder of Uplift Humanity, Anish Patel. Uplift Humanity is keen to take up a similar project of working among orphan and underprivileged children near Indore in Madhya Pradesh.

The youngsters who met Shri Modi are Mr. Anish Patel, Ms. Rajvi Kamdar, Ms. Krishna Dosapati, Mr. Rajesh Talati, Ms. Aashka Rathod, Ms. Shruti Patel, Ms. Heena Patel, Ms. Bianca Patel, Ms. Shriya Patel, Mr. Suril Butala, Mr. Mohin Patel, Mr. Bhavik Parikh, Mr. Kaivalya Patel, Ms. Hiral Patel and Ms. Kosha Patel.

The youngsters shared their experiences about working at Bal Gokulam and meeting Shri Modi after the interaction concluded. Mr. Anish Patel, the founder said that it was inspiriting to work with the youth. On the meeting with the Chief Minister, he said that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and that gaining Shri Modi’s support brightens the prospects of Uplift Humanity in a big way.

Ms. Rajvi Kamdar described the meeting with Shri Modi as amazing and stated that it was easy to relate with the Chief Minister. Ms. Heena Patel shared how working with Uplift Humanity in Vadodara enabled her to make a difference in the lives of others. She described her meeting with Shri Modi as a great experience and added that he showed great interest in their initiatives. Ms. Aashka Rathod shared that it was great talking to Shri Modi, who appreciated their work.

Ms. Bianca Patel appreciated the meeting with Shri Modi and lauded his ideas he shared during the interaction. She also said she looked forward to interacting with the Chief Minister in future. Ms. Krishna Dosapati shared that Shri Modi was extremely open and welcoming and he understood their mission along with giving them ideas for the future. Ms. Hiral Patel stated that meeting Shri Modi was an experience she will never forget. Mr. Kaivalya Patel expressed joy that their efforts got the recognition of Shri Modi.

 

About Uplift Humanity

Uplift Humanity is a USA based NGO that works among underprivileged children in Gujarat. It specializes in empowering at-risk youngsters by providing them mentoring. It has been active in Gujarat since the last three years and has been active in Bal Gokulam, that was inaugurated by Shri Modi a few years ago. Uplift Humanity has featured in the media and actively reaches out to the youth on social media.

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PM interacts with leaders of pharma industry
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.