Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity to reshape the world order and to reorient the thinking.
Inaugurating the sixth edition of the Raisina Dialogue virtually, Mr Modi said, mankind will not defeat the pandemic unless everyone, everywhere, regardless of the colour of their passports, come out of it.
Prime Minister said, keeping this in mind, despite many constraints, India has supplied vaccines to over 80 countries.
The Prime Minister said, during this pandemic, India have tried to walk the talk, tried to protect its 1.3 billion citizens and also support pandemic response efforts of others.
He also asked global leaders to have cooperation to address problems like hunger and poverty.
Mr Modi also highlighted the importance to protect the planet earth saying while people may be used to having Plan A and Plan B, but there is no Planet B.
In his speech, Mr Modi said, this edition of Raisina Dialogue takes a place at a watershed moment in human history.
The Event is jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation.
The theme for the 2021 Edition is “#ViralWorld: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control”.