History was made when Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji initiated vedio confrence with leaders of all member countries of SAARC. Almost all leaders welcomed the move and thanked Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji except a natural obvious country, who was represented by health minister. In last segment only health minister of Pakistan thanked PM Modi.
Bangladesh Prime minister Smt Shekh Hasina ji thanked and welcomed our PM for this initiative, she thanked several times.
Pakistan side hesitated alot in thanking our PM.
Out of box is said to be a leadership quality, and our PM Narendra Modi ji proved it.
SAARC countries shared not just heritage but characteristics of demography too. Population density at its height. Risk of spread of any pandemic or endemic disease is highest. Thus our PM tried to take neighbouring countries onboard. United together we can overcome any challenges.
On humanitarian grounds too interventions are ought to be taken by any country. PM Narendra Modi ji had this vision and will, to take it forward.
I think in last 40 years this was the first such vedio confrence among SAARC members.
In wake of risk of infection it would not have better than a VC?
All head of govt of these countries welcomed the initiative of PM Narendra Modi ji.
Pakistan played dirty politics by mentioning Jammu and Kashmir.
But in such a situation coming together may offer many opportunities to tackle the problem in arresting spread of Corina virus infection. Primarily resource sharing, expertise etc. Health givers of these SAARC countries can come together and share their experiences and offer their expertize, if they have, in field of dealing with virus infection.
Pradhanamntri Narendra Modi ji also opened a Pandora box of possibilities. This platform of VC can be of immense utilization in future if SAARC Secretariat carries forward this initiative. In medical education or in any other such as response mitigation on disaster management. Rescue and relief measures in event of natural calamity can be provided. Education is another foremost field. Students and teachers of member countries can take benefit of courses if provide online exclusively for saarc members.
Entertainment programme can also be aired through any TV broadcasting channel, as there cannot be denial that we all share common heritage. From Kabul to Rangoon we have same culture. Recent memory of kabuliwala काबुलीवाला kabuli chana काबुली चने, कालीन, सेब, खुबानी, बादाम आदि और पिया गए रंगून वहाँ से किया टेलीफोन तुम्हारी याद सताती है? शरत चन्द्र की कहानियों के पात्र and a large section of indian population that resided in Rangoon or other parts of Burma doing business and other sorts of employment during british india.
Historically too तक्षशिला गाँधार can never wiped out of our memory. Present language we speak too has been contaminated by Persian arabic Afghani languages. Earlier during British rule it was commonly termed as Hindustani language.
Present day Pakistan too seems to have diluted language of those areas. Pakhtun, Baloch, Sindhi, Kutchi language have started vanishing, as whoever we see any footage on TV all seems to speak mixture of Urdu and Punjabi. I am surprised as to how just partion of nation forced people’s mindset to accept a language that never wad theirs? Urdu was born in Lucknow grew in Delhi Hyderabad courts, literary mushaira etc, used by Urdu poets. It was not a language of common man. Partion was done of religious basis, keeping or forcing a separate identity forced few to keep Urdu connected with that religion. Result is whenever I see people from pakistan or anchors or people debating use such a language that was aliean 70 years ago. After partition authorities there tried to implement strictly that language policy. However in East area situation is different, Bangladesh name itself indicate love for Bangla language and Bengali identity or to keep separate identity from those who were in Pakistan.
But still I love image of अखण्ड भारत united India.
But video conferencing is very helpful tool, now it is up to people how they take it forward. Pradhanamntri Shri Narendra Modi ji has shown us a path. SAARC members and it’s Secretariat has to followup.