New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (June 27) delivered the inaugural speech address at the 90th birth anniversary celebrations of Reverend Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, through a video conference. He observed that ‘India’s recovery rate is rising’, and the country is much better placed than others in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
“Earlier this year, some people had predicted that the impact of the virus in India would be very severe. Due to lockdown, many initiatives have been taken by the Government and in this people-driven fight, India is much better placed than many other nations. India’s recovery rate is rising,” Modi said in his virtual address.
Addressing the 90th birthday celebrations of The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan. https://t.co/9AUWwJgqZd
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 27, 2020
The PM greeted the Mar Thoma Metropolitan, “We have gathered to mark the special occasion of the 90th birthday of Most Revered Doctor Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan. I convey my greetings to him, and I wish him long life and best health.”
“Dr Joseph Mar Thoma has devoted his life for the betterment of our society and nation. He has been particularly passionate about the removal of poverty and women empowerment,” Modi said. Followers of the Mar Thoma Church from India and abroad participated in the programme through the video conference.