President Kovind addresses joint session of Parliament ahead of Budget Session 2021 :
Today, all MPs are present here with message that no matter how big the challenge neither we nor India will stop.
I pay my humble tributes to Former President Pranab Mukherjee and six members of Parliament who passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic.
I am satisfied that due to the timely decisions of my Government, the lives of millions of countrymen have been saved. Today, the number of new corona cases is also decreasing rapidly and the number of people who have been cured of the infection too is very high.
With the announcement of a record economic package to handle the economy, my government also took care that no poor had to starve during the pandemic.
It is a matter of pride that India is running the biggest vaccination program in the world. Both vaccines of this program are made in India. In this crisis India shouldered its responsibility towards mankind & provided lakhs of doses of vaccines to several nations.
The facilities of Ayushman Bharat Yojana can be availed in any of the 24,000 hospitals across the nation. The poor are getting medicines at very low costs at 7000 centres across the country, under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana