Shimla, July 17 ( QNN)
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur participated in ‘Puranahuti’ after 55 lakh ‘Gayatri Mantra Jaap’ organized by State BJP Mahila Morcha here today for peace and prosperity.
Chief Minister lauded the efforts of the State BJP Mahila Morcha for organising such an event in a befitting manner. He said that India was a land of saints and sages and the whole world has acknowledged the scientific basis of Indian traditions and rituals. He said that the corona pandemic has caught world by surprise and India was not an exception. He said the able and farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped in checking this pandemic to a large extent but still greater precautions needed to be taken.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the 15 most developed countries of the world with population of about 142 crore have reported total deaths of over 5.76 lakh, whereas India has a total population of 135 crore and over 24000 deaths have been reported. He said that coronavirus was contained due to the timely decision of lockdown taken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.