Addressing the world leaders at the 76th session of the United States General Assembly in New York on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his speech by paying respects to those who succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the world faced its worst pandemic in the last 100 years.
“Mr President, for the last one and a half years, the world has been grappling with the worst pandemic it has seen in 100 years. I pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives in this deadly pandemic and I express my condolences to their families,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister then highlighted India’s foundational values which are keeping the country’s democracy vibrant and intact.
“I represent a country which is proud to be known as the mother of democracy, that goes by thousand of years. On August 15, India entered its 75th year. Our diversity is the identity of a strong democracy,” he said.
“The strength of our…