VACCINE MAITRI: AN INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE PEACE,HARMONY, & PROSPERITY GLOBALLY
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist|April 2021
India kick-started the “Vaccine Maitri” initiative on 16 January 2021.
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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.

As of now, more than 65 Million dosages of vaccines have been exported to more than 70 nations and this number is not still, it is growing continuously, and it will continue to grow in this era as we all know that nations need the vaccine. India has hit the jackpot in various fields by developing the vaccine be it diplomatically, internally or externally. India has also gifted 200,000 vaccines to the UN Peacekeeping forces so that the vaccines could be distributed to all the peacekeeping missions.

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