The coronary heart disease crisis is now “coming out” and “soon” vaccines will also be available in India, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. He spoke at the International Coronavirus Short Film Festival.
He took the opportunity to warn people against dropping the guard before antibodies are created and a second dose of the vaccine administered.
Javadekar said the pandemic has caused major upheavals in countries around the world. However, he noted that India was able to deal well with the crisis under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, who, he said, recognized the crisis early on.
Calling amazing the idea of organizing a film festival to celebrate short films made about coronavirus, Javadekar said the Film Festival attending participation of 2,800 films from 108 countries on one theme is an example of huge talent of people.
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Speaking about the 51st International Film Festival of India to be organized in Goa, he said that IFFI will be organized in a “hybrid way”. People could witness the festival online while the opening and closing ceremonies would be organized at the venue with a smaller audience, he added. He also reported that this edition of IFFI will feature 21 short films.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, speaking on the occasion, congratulated Javadekar and his ministry for creating a massive awareness of Coronavirus successfully in a country as vast as India.
(With IANS Inputs)
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