In his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates lauded India for achieving “amazing progress” in critical areas like health, development, and climate change. He also praised the nation for its “very innovative work” over the previous few years.
Bill Gates mentioned his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as follows: “The encounter I had on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a high point of my tour. As we discussed how science and innovation may help lessen inequality in India and around the world, he was kind with his time.”
The wealthy philanthropist praised India for its “amazing capacity for producing lots of secure, effective, and relatively inexpensive vaccines, some of them supported by the Gates Foundation” and claimed these vaccines prevented other diseases from spreading around the world and saved millions of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PM also posted on Twitter today, expressing his joy at meeting Bill Gates and having in-depth discussions with him about important topics.
Delighted to meet @BillGates and have extensive discussions on key issues. His humility and passion to create a better as well as more sustainable planet are clearly visible. https://t.co/SYfOZpKwx8 pic.twitter.com/PsoDpx3vRG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 4, 2023
Gates remarked that the public health system in the nation has dispersed more than 2.2 billion doses of Covid vaccinations while claiming that India excels at both developing and disseminating new, life-saving technology.
“They created Co-WIN, an open-source platform that allowed for the booking of billions of vaccination appointments and offered digital certifications for people who had gotten vaccinations” Gates added more information in his blog.
praising India’s achievements under PM Modi’s leadership Gates stated that the nation was able to provide emergency digital payments to 300 million people, including 200 million women, while the rest of the globe was still dealing with the pandemic. This was only possible because India gave financial inclusion a high priority, spent money on a biometric ID system (called Aadhaar), and created cutting-edge digital banking platforms, he said.
The billionaire referred to India’s G20 leadership as an opportunity to showcase how technologies created in India can benefit the entire world and encourage other nations to adopt them.