India started its biggest vaccination drive on January 16. and hopes to vaccinate most of the population of the country by August 2021. Being one of the largest producers of the vaccine in the world, it also hopes to supply it to other countries. India has provided COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil, and the President thanked our Prime Minister Narendra Modi uniquely. President Jair Bolsonaro thanked India by tweeting an image of Hindu God Hanuman carrying India’s jabs to Brazil.
A Tweet Referring To Ramayana
The tweet was about the Hindu epic Ramayana, wherein Hanuman carries the life-saving ‘Sanjeevni plant’ to save Lakshman’s life. “Namaskar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi! Brazil feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts. Thank you for assisting us with the vaccines exports from India to Brazil. Dhanyavaad!,” Bolsonaro said in a tweet.
The honour is ours, President @jairbolsonaro to be a trusted partner of Brazil in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic together. We will continue to strengthen our cooperation on healthcare. https://t.co/0iHTO05PoM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2021
Brazil President Has Always Used Reference To Hindu Mythology
Modi replied on Twitter, saying. “We will continue to strengthen our cooperation on healthcare”. However, this is not the first time Bolsonaro has used religion as a reference to thank or appeal to India. In April 2020, the President had written a letter to India seeking hydroxychloroquine thought to be effective in Covid treatment.
India Has Cleared The Commercial Export Of Vaccines
After clearing the commercial export of COVID-19 vaccines, India shipped the first consignments to Brazil and Morocco. The Serum Institute is manufacturing the shots developed by UK-based drugmaker AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Serum Institute has also received orders from countries worldwide. Massive Fire Breaks Out At World’s Largest Vaccine Producer Serum Institute In Pune.
Meanwhile, the US Department of State also praised India supporting other nations with the Covid-19 vaccines. “We applaud India’s role in global health, sharing millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine in South Asia. India’s free shipments of vaccine began w/Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal and will extend to others. India’s a true friend using its pharma to help the global community,” it said in a tweet.