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"Shri Mohan Dharia was a committed leader and dedicated social worker who touched many lives: Narendra Modi on Twitter"

BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Shri Narendra Modi condoled the passing away of renowned social worker and former Union Minister Shri Mohan Dharia. Shri Mohan Dharia breathed his last in Pune on Monday 14th October 2013.

Sharing his condolences on Twitter, Narendra Modi ji wrote:

 

Narendra Modi had visited Shri Mohan Dharia’s Vanrai institute in March 2012 during a visit to Pune. Shri Modi had shared his insight on the development of villages and praised the initiatives being undertaken under the visionary guidance of Shri Mohan Dharia. Modi ji talked about how Gujarat mitigated the water and electricity problems in the state, which had helped the people of Gujarat.

During the same function, Shri Mohan Dharia praised the development of Gujarat under Shri Modi’s leadership. Shri Dharia had stated that he would be very happy if Shri Modi gets to serve the nation as the PM as he can ensure good administration and good governance in the nation. Shri Dharia.

Shri Mohan Dharia was in public life for several decades. He participated in the freedom movement and was elected to both houses of Parliament. During his Parliamentary career he served as Minister too. Shri Mohan Dharia came out strongly against the Emergency. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission in 1990-1991 and was conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India.

Mohan Dharia


(Archive Photo from March 2012)

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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.