Monday, August 8, 2022

Fight against Covid-19 still on: PM

As India continues to report over 10,000 Covid-19 cases over the last few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country’s fight against Covid is still on, and holistic healthcare has made an impact across the globe in this fight.
“Our fight against Covid is still on, and holistic healthcare has made an impact across the globe in this fight. AYUSH is now gaining prominence worldwide, leading to an increase in AYUSH exports,” said Prime Minister Modi while addressing the monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
India recorded 19,673 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. With this fresh surge in Covid-19 cases, the country’s total cases are now at 4,40,19,811. Here, active cases stand at 1,43,676 which account for 0.33 per cent of the total cases.
The Prime Minister highlighted that there has been an increase in the research being done on ayurvedic plants.
Modi said, “During Covid-19, there has been an increase in the research being done on ayurvedic plants. In July, the Indian Virtual Herbarium has been launched which has over 1 lakh specimens and scientific information about them.” Modi informed that the Indian Virtual Herbarium is set to become an important resource to preserve plants and knowledge around our botanical diversity. “It has more than 1 lakh specimens so far,” he said.
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’: Further, Prime Minister Narendra said that the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement will be held from August 13-15, and urged citizens of the country to use ‘Tiranga’ as their profile picture in social media accounts between August 2 and August 15.
“Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, from the 13th to the 15th of August, a special movement- ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is being organized. Let us further this movement by hoisting the National Flag at our homes,” said Prime Minister Modi.
“August 2 is the birth anniversary of Pingli Venkhaiya who designed the National Flag. I urge all to use ‘Tiranga’ as profile picture in social media accounts between August 2 and August 15,” he said.
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence.
Addressing the 91st edition of the monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, Modi stated that India is set to witness a glorious and historic moment as it completes 75 years of Independence.

SourceANI

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