Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said that the country will be an important pillar of the post-coronavirus global economic recovery and that the road map for winning the battle against the pandemic lies in countries restarting the economy and strengthening cooperative federalism, PTI reports.
Addressing an event, he said that India has set the tone for global collaboration to deal with the pandemic under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh also said that “extraordinary” foreign outreach of the prime minister the last six years has “greatly” helped in forging such an international coalition against the pandemic.
Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, said that teamwork, compassion and statesmanship have defined India’s governance in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and it withstood the governance challenge with a robust digital framework. He said that it was Prime Minister Modi who gave a wake-up call to the world to fight this challenge by implementing an early nationwide lockdown despite a few cases of infection in India.
Singh said that the foresight and vision of the prime minister helped India to fight the pandemic effectively and the same was emulated by many other countries. Dwelling on the theme of mutual international cooperation, the minister said that Modi was not only instrumental in creating a Covid-19 emergency fund with a commitment of $10 million but also addressed the pandemic issue at SAARC, NAM, G-20 and other platforms, besides engaging with the heads of government and states on an individual basis, according to an official statement.