Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday raised questions on the response of the United Nations in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and assured the global community that India will use its production and delivery capacity to help all humanity in fighting the deadly disease. At the session, the Prime Minister made the case for India to be allowed into the UN's decision-making body, the Security Council, responsible for the maintenance of worldwide peace and security. The grant will assist in deepening people-to-people linkages between the two countries in the sphere of Buddhism, through constructions and renovations of Buddhist monasteries, capacity development, cultural exchanges, archaeological cooperation, reciprocal exposition of Lord Buddha's relics, strengthening of Buddhist scholarship, and supporting the clergy, the JS said.
India, the world's second most populous country after China, has recorded almost 6 million cases of Covid-19, second only behind the United States. "Where is its effective response?"
PM Modi also enunciated government's ambitious Aatma Nirbhar Bharat campaign and said a self-reliant India will be a "force multiplier" for the global economy.
In his speech to the 193-member General Assembly, Modi said that India would not hesitate in raising its voice against, what he called, the "enemies of humanity, human race and human values - these include terrorism, smuggling of illegal weapons, drugs and money-laundering".
"India will always speak in support of peace, security and prosperity".
He criticised Modi for speaking about his reforms during the speech, adding that the world was not concerned with the Indian premier's claims of freeing 600 million people from openly defecating.
The sources said that India will pitch for more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of terror entities and individuals by the United Nations sanction committees.
He also explained that from India's "Neighbourhood First Policy" to views on the Indo-Pacifc region, the country has always worked for the interests of humankind.
PM Modi said that 'we must have realized that the laws that our forefathers had enacted are still important and when they are not, then we feel so lacking.
India's 1.3 billion people "have been waiting for a long time for the process for the reforms of the United Nations to get completed", Modi said. "If the farmers are strong the country will be strong", the Prime Minister said.
The sources said that continuing with active engagement on issues relating to sustainable development and climate change will be another priority for India.
"Large scale efforts are being made in India to promote women entrepreneurship and leadership".
Modi promised the world that India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, would share its therapeutic solutions with the global community. He said India will also help countries enhance their cold chain and storage capacities for the delivery of the vaccines.
Vaccine manufacturers like Serum Institute of India are manufacturing millions of doses of vaccines ahead of the completion of trials and approval process to be ready to ship at the green signal taking a huge financial risk.