India has done a great job in terms of developing a reliable vaccine for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and also supplying it to other nations along with providing the dose to the citizens of India. In the month of March, India exported vaccines to West Indies under the Vaccine Maitri initiative. Antigua and Barbuda received 1,75,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of which 40,000 were donated to the country under the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative.
In addition, Guyana received 80,000 doses of the vaccine while St Lucia and St Kitts and Nevis were also supplied with the same number of vaccines by the Indian government. The former West Indies cricketers couldn’t help but feel grateful for the help provided by the Indian government and in a video posted by the High Commission of India in Guyana on their Twitter handle, they thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping the Caribbean countries by donating them Covid-19 vaccines.
The video commenced with Sir Viv Richards expressing gratitude to India on behalf of the Antiguan and Barbudan people for providing them with the vaccine. “I would like to thank India for the wonderful contribution made to our country which is the vaccine. We thank you so much on behalf of the Antiguan and Barbudan people. Thank you very much, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the High Commission of India. We also thank all of the people in India for such a kind gesture,” Richards said
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Further, the former West Indies captain Richie Richardson also lauded the Indian government for providing them with 40,000 vaccines and helping the people. “On behalf of the government and people of Antigua and Barbuda, I would like to thank the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for his kind generosity in offering us 40,000 vaccines. We are extremely grateful to you and your country,” former West Indies caption Richardson added in the video.
Jimmy Adams expresses his gratitude to India
Meanwhile, Jimmy Adams and Ramesh Sarwan also thanked the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their great initiative of donating the vaccines in the country. Adams believes that people of his home country Jamaica have greatly benefited from Vaccine Maitri’ initiative and they will be forever grateful for the help provided by the Asian nation in difficult times.
“I just want to use this opportunity to say thank you to the Government of India for the support that they are giving to the people all across the region in donating vaccines. I know that my own home country of Jamaica is benefitting from this initiative and also Antigua where I’m currently working with Cricket West Indies. We are all deeply grateful to the Government of India and on behalf of the people in the Caribbean I would like to thank you for this great initiative,” another former Windies captain Adams said.
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