Qatar was the first country to officially take up the issue with New Delhi
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday at a community reception in Doha, Qatar has said. ‘Inclusion’ is the firm foundation underlying the Indian constitutional architecture and it finds an echo in the philosophy of the central government which beliefs in “sab ka sath, sab ka Vikas, sabka Vishwas, and sabka prayas”.He said about the controversial remarks of two BJP members against Prophet Mohammad.
Qatar was the first country to officially take up the issue with New Delhi.
, “Underlying our constitutional architecture is the firm foundation of ‘inclusion’, of leaving no one behind. It is the vision that finds an echo in the overarching philosophy of the present government, led by Prime Minister Modi that believes in “sab ka sath, sab ka Vikas, sabka Vishwas, and sabka prayas”(together with all, development for all, the trust of all and effort of all)he said according to the text of his speech issued by the Vice President Secretariat.
The vice president said the government cares for everyone, especially those marginalized and who need support, he added.
He further said”It is highlighted by the free distribution of food grains under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana to over 80 crore people to ensure that no poor household went to bed without (food) during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the Ayushman Bharat that ensures healthcare by providing health insurance to over 50 crore people.
The 7.80 lakh strong Indian community in Qatar is a living bridge between the two countries, MR Naidu said.
“Some of you have stayed here for over 40 years. You would have noted how well India-Qatar ties have progressed since Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi activated the Look West policy. He has taken a personal interest in actively engaging with the Qatari leadership,” the Vice President said.
Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the two countries recorded the highest-ever bilateral trade of over USD 15 billion last year.
India was Qatar’s third-largest trading partner. Since March 2020, Qatar’s foreign direct investment in India has increased five folds. Over 50 wholly-owned Indian companies in Qatar are in diverse fields such as infrastructure, information technology, and energy, and the 15,000 jointly owned companies are adding momentum to the India-Qatar economic partnership, he said.
“We are building a comprehensive energy partnership. Cooperation between India and Qatar is strengthening in defense, security, healthcare, and education. Yesterday, we agreed to establish an Indian Chair at Qatar University and to pursue cooperation in the fields of sports and culture. We also launched a start-up bridge between India and Qatar to link the innovative ecosystems of the two countries,” he added.
India and Qatar will soon mark the 50th anniversary of establishing full diplomatic relations, he said.
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