- Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday acknowledged Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying “dhanyavaad” for providing the “sanjeevni booti” (the vaccine) against the coronavirus to the South American nation, which was hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
THD NewsDesk, Brazil: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday acknowledged Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying “dhanyavaad” for providing the “sanjeevni booti” (the vaccine) against the coronavirus to the South American nation, which was hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a tweet on Friday, the Brazilian President declared it was an honor to have India as a “great partner” against the “global obstacle.”
“Namaskar, Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) @narendramodi. Brazil feels honored to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts,” Bolsonaro wrote in a tweet.
“Thank you for assisting us with the vaccines exports from India to Brazil. Dhanyavaad!” he added.
The tweet had a representation of Lord Hanuman moving a mountain with vaccines from India to Brazil. The anecdote spurs the illustration in the Ramayana, where Hanuman moves an undivided mountain to deliver the Sanjeevani herb to save the life of Lakshmana, the brother of Lord Rama when he was wounded in a dispute.
“Dhanyawad, Bharat,” the image read (written in the Latin and Hindi text).
Prime Minister Modi also replied to the Brazilian President, saying that it was an honor to be a trusted partner during the pandemic. The two countries will continue to strengthen cooperation in healthcare.
“The honor 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,” Prime Minister wrote in a tweet dated Saturday.
A flight taking two million doses of India made coronavirus vaccines landed in Brazil on Saturday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced.
“Trust the Pharmacy of the World. Made in India, vaccines arrive in Brazil,” Jaishankar tweeted.
India provided two million doses of Covishield vaccines to Brazil on Friday. Covishield has been developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.
In the last few days, India has supplied COVID-19 vaccines, being manufactured in the country, to neighboring countries including Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.
Large consignments of Covishield vaccine shots were flown in a special Indian aircraft to Seychelles, Mauritius, and Myanmar. Contractual stocks are also being offered to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Morocco, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.