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Former Windies cricketers, together with Viv Richards, Richie Richardson thank PM Modi for Covid-19 vaccines | Off the sector Information

NEW DELHI: Former West Indies cricketers Vivian Richards, Richie Richardson, Jimmy Adams and Ramnaresh Sarwan thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for serving to the Caribbean international locations by donating them Covid-19 vaccines underneath the Vaccine Maitri initiative.
In March, Antigua and Barbuda obtained 1,75,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of which 40,000 had been donated to the nation underneath the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative.
“I wish to thank India for the fantastic contribution made to our nation which is the vaccine. We thanks a lot on behalf of the Antiguan and Barbudan folks. We glance ahead, additionally that sooner or later, continued relationship. Thanks very a lot Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Excessive Fee of India. We additionally thank all the folks in India for such a form gesture,” Richards mentioned in a video posted on Twitter by the Excessive Fee of India in Guyana.

“On behalf of the federal government and other people of Antigua and Barbuda, I wish to thank the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for his form generosity in providing us 40,000 vaccines. We’re extraordinarily grateful to you and your nation. Thanks very very a lot,” former West Indies caption Richardson added.
Guyana obtained 80,000 doses of Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines underneath the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ programme. Jamaica, Barbados, St Lucia and St Kitts and Nevis additionally obtained the vaccines underneath the identical initiative.

“I simply need to use this chance to say thanks to the Authorities of India for the assist that they’re giving to the folks all throughout the area in donating vaccines. I do know that my own residence nation of Jamaica is benefitting from this initiative and in addition Antigua the place I am presently working with Cricket West Indies. We’re all deeply grateful to the Authorities of India and on behalf of the folks within the Caribbean I wish to thanks for this nice initiative,” one other former Windies captain Adams mentioned.
“I wish to take this chance to thank Prime Minister Modi for offering the Covid-19 vaccine for us right here in Guyana. We actually respect your kindness sir, thanks a lot,” former Windies batsman Sarwan mentioned.
Exterior Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar shared the clip of Richards and wrote on Twitter, “For many who love Previous Cricket and New India. Even perhaps for many who perceive neither cricket nor India.”
Vaccine Maitri initiative goals to help international locations of their battle towards the coronavirus pandemic, India dispatched ‘Made-in-India’ COVID-19 vaccines to 25 nations the world over. From January 20 onwards, New Delhi has provided coronavirus vaccines to a number of international locations together with Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Bahrain, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Seychelles and Sri Lanka.

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