VACCINE MAITRI
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist|July 2021
AN INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE PEACE, HARMONY, & PROSPERITY GLOBALLY
AAKRITI VERMA

India kick-started the “Vaccine Maitri” initiative on 16 January 2021. Since then, it has been an overwhelming journey for India as they have been gaining a lot of praise around the world. Covishield and Covaxin are the two approved vaccines and the Government of India supplied both the vaccines across the globe.

Vaccine Maitri or Vaccine Friendship is a humanitarian initiative undertaken by the Government of India to provide aid to countries across the world with an aim to help the countries deal with the pandemic in hard times by providing the vaccination. It is being said that these vaccines have been playing the role of Sanjeevini for the World.

Indian Government has always believed in the ideology of Inclusive Growth. The country started with the worldwide distribution on 20 January 2021 and after four days i.e., on 24 January 2021, started with the Vaccination Drive within the country. Following requests from various countries for the supply of Indian-manufactured vaccines, the government had started the supply of Covid vaccine on January 20 to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Seychelles.

Vaccine Maitri Initiative has taken the world by storm and is all set to achieve higher milestones in the upcoming times. Bangladesh, Morocco, and Brazil are the major recipients of the vaccine.

India has also gifted 200,000 vaccines to the UN Peacekeeping forces so that the vaccines could be distributed to all the peacekeeping missions. Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, said “The rollout of the Covid-19 Vaccine is “India’s gift” to the world in combating coronavirus and will be remembered as a time when the country stepped up in a major way as a global player in innovation”, he further added that, “The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines by India in collaboration with leading global institutions has “rescued the world” from the deadly coronavirus and the contributions by the country must not be underestimated.”

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