New Delhi, Apr 8: India's efforts in combating the deadly coronavirus pandemic and the international cooperation forged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come in for appreciation from Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsanaro.
In a letter to Modi, Bolsanaro compared India's help and efforts in tackling the spread of COVID-19 to the efforts of Lord Hanuman in bringing Sanjeevani medicine from the Himalayan mountain range to save the life of Lakshmana. Interestingly, Hanuman Jayanti falls on Wednesday.
Sources said the letter of the Brazilian President said that Lord Hanuman brought the holy medicine from the Himalayas to save the life of Lord Rama's brother Lakshamana, and Jesus healed those who were sick and restored sight to Bartimeu. India and Brazil will overcome this global crisis by joining forces and sharing blessings for the sake of all people.
Bolsanaro was also the chief guest at this year's Republic Day parade in January. Modi spoke to him on telephone on April 4, stressing the significance of close cooperation between India and Brazil bilaterally as well as in multilateral institutional framework, to mitigate the grave crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister assured all possible support to Bolsanaro in this difficult hour. They agreed that their officials would remain in regular touch with respect to the COVID-19 situation and it's emerging challenges. (UNI)