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    India at good position in Covid-19 battle: Amit Shah

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    "The world is seeing that if a successful battle has been fought anywhere across the globe against the coronavirus it is India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.

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    Shah noted that COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that challenges the very existence of the human kind.
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    GURGAON: India is at a "good position" in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic and the country will fight the disease with determination and enthusiasm, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.

    Shah spoke after participating in a mega plantation drive initiated by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) that has a target to plant about 1.37 crore saplings in their country-wide campuses by this month-end.

    "The world is seeing that if a successful battle has been fought anywhere across the globe against the coronavirus it is India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.

    "It was feared that how would a large country like ours would face this challenge given that we have a federal structure of governance, dense population of 130 crore people and no single chain of command," Shah said.

    He was speaking after planting a peepal tree at the CRPF officers' training academy campus in Kadarpur village here.

    The 130 crore people of the country, all the states and every individual fought this battle against COVID-19 as one nation, he said.

    Across the globe, governments are fighting this disease but in our country everyone has joined hands, Shah said.

    "We are at a good position in this coronavirus battle and will continue this fight with determination and there is no atmosphere of fear. We have the passion to battle it and enthusiasm to defeat it (coronavirus)," Shah said in his address to the chiefs of various CAPFs and troops who heard him over a webinar link.

    As the home minister of the country, I can proudly say that the security forces of the country have a "big role" to play in this battle fought by India, he said.

    Shah noted that COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that challenges the very existence of the human kind.

    Saluting the 'corona warriors' of the CAPFs and other security and police forces, the minister said they have set a new example of rendering their duty and fighting the pandemic at the same time.

    He said over 31 CAPF personnel have laid down their lives while rendering COVID-19 duties out of which ten personnel are from the Central Reserve Police Force. "I assure you that your sacrifice will not go in vain. Your sacrifice will be written in golden words," he said. Talking about the importance of trees in environment protection, the home minister urged the personnel of these forces to adopt at least one plant and ensure that they protect it till it grows bigger than them.

    "Consider the plant like your child and treat it with the affection and care that you bring up your children," he urged the personnel.

    "We are facing challenges of global warming, rise in temperature and depletion of the ozone layer.Only trees can save us from environmental challenges and they can help to lessen the existing pollution and nothing else," he said.

    He said the home ministry, under the ongoing mega plantation drive, has chosen the maximum of those plants which have a life span of over 100 years so that they can help preserve the nature for long.

    Shah also said that he believes that his ministry should have a culture that all projects or initiatives launched by it should reach successful completion.

    The Modi government, he said, is working to bring in more clean fuel and as part of that we are enhancing the usage of ethanol over petrol.

    "I am happy to say that between 2014 and 2020 the production and consumption of ethanol in the country has risen by 20 per cent and we further plan to increase it by another 10 per cent," he said.

    During the event, CRPF chief A P Maheshwari informed the minister that all the CAPFs are undertaking the mega plantation drive and his force will plant over 22 lakh saplings.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    Logician80 days ago
    As all the efforts failed by PM Modi to contain Covid-19 by lockdowns, ringing bells, ghanti bajao, lighting lamps and candles, it is time for him to seriously address the nation soon as the Virus infected nearly a million. Therefore, PM Modi, better late than never, must start worshiping only One God and address the people of all religions to worship only One God who is the Creator of all and can eradicate this deadly virus. PM Modi must also ask the people to stop worshiping idols, creatures, humans, trinity which are against the religious scriptures of all religions and invite the wrath of God. In this age of information and knowledge explosion no one has an excuse to against their own religion as their forefathers did in the past in ignorance. All the major religions in the world today, like Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism clearly state and make necessary for everyone to worship only One God as per the most sacred scriptures, “There is only One God, worship Him, Ekam Evadvitiyam, He is One only without a Second, There is no deity but God. The Lord our God is One”. The scriptures also say in Bhagwad Gita 7:20 "Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures." The Gita states that people who are materialistic worship demigods i.e. ‘gods’ besides One True God”. Hope all the Hindus, Christians, jews and Muslims start worshiping only One God.
    Jagdip Vaishnav80 days ago
    Number of cases have increased to alarming level
    Ramesh K80 days ago
    Any situation is good!! whether there is 1 lac or 10 lac positive!!
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