Road Transport Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday that every individual and society has a responsibility to children orphaned during the coronavirus pandemic.
He was speaking at the inauguration of a COVID-19 health center in the village of Vatsalya in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh.
“The service rendered to Dalit, the exploited, the orphan, a physical handicap and a medical illness, in fact, is a service to God,” the minister said at the virtual inauguration ceremony.
The Covid care center in the village of Vatsalya is a step in that direction, Gadkari said.
Addressing the event, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the country could overcome the challenge of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the joint efforts of central and state governments under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said he hoped that, under the leadership of Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara, the hospital would lead by example in treating COVID-19 and other patients.
The hospital was inaugurated by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
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