New Delhi, India: Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh participated in the 26th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) in Canberra, Australia. While addressing the keynote address at the conference, the deputy chairman stated that India had offered medical support to over 150 COVID-19-affected countries. He explained that India had provided vaccines, medical equipment and medicines during the pandemic time.
Harivansh stated that India has helped in the evacuation of stranded foreign nationals from different regions of India to more than 123 countries. He outlined that the COVID-19 pandemic was undoubtedly the most profound public health emergency of recent times, which affected most of the world. Following this, he informed the audience about the exclusive initiative “Vaccine Maitri” adopted by the country to assist all the nations. Under this initiative, India assured to provide India-made vaccines to the most affected countries.
Furthermore, he explained that till the first week of December 2022, the nation had supplied over 282 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to around 101 countries and two UN entities.
In addition to this, Deputy Chairman shared information about the National e-Vidhaan Application (NeVA), which works to connect the legislative bodies of India digitally. As per the Deputy Chairman, the application will work under the theme ‘One National One Application.’
While highlighting the core philosophy of Indian culture, he stated that the Indians believe in integration and unity.
Furthermore, he said about the G-10 Presidency of India. Harivansh said as India has attained the G20 Presidency, it will remain committed to supporting efforts to mitigate the global challenges. “We will promote One Earth, One Family, One Future.” India will surely be the one with the international community for charting out the way forward for lasting global peace as well as prosperity.
Currently, Harivansh is accompanied by the Indian Representation at the 26th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Commonwealth in Australia. As per the official statement, the conference will be held from January 3 to 6, 2023. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat are also accompanying the Deputy Chairman.
The conference was formed in 1969 by Canada to bring the Speakers as well as Presiding Officers of Parliaments in Commonwealth countries on a single platform. Before this, the conference was held in the year 2020 in Canada, and the next conference will be held in Uganda in the year 2024.