Bengaluru: In a matter that makes our hearts swell with pride, billboards have sprung up in Canada, thanking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing the country with vaccines against Coronavirus. 

It is under the aegis of Hindu Forum Canada that these billboards have come up. 

The billboards which have been put up, read, "Thank you India and PM Modi for providing Covid vaccines to Canada. Long live Canada-India friendship".



It might be recalled that Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had dialled Modi, seeking the vaccines. 

While India has vaccinated crores of its people, at the same time, it has also exported several lakh doses of vaccines to several countries, including Pakistan. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that 'Made-in-India' vaccines have been supplied to over 50 countries so far. He had also said that New Delhi has plans to supply vaccines to more countries in the months to come.

Last week, Canada received 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine, the consignment of which was received by Canadian partner Verity Pharmaceuticals.

It is produced at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India. India will be sending a tranche of 1.5 million more doses to Canada.

Prime Minister Modi earlier this month spoke to his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and assured him that India will do its best to support Canada's Covid-19 vaccination efforts.

Expressing his appreciation, the Canadian Prime Minister said that if the world managed to conquer Covid-19, "it would be significantly because of India's tremendous pharmaceutical capacity, and Prime Minister Modi's leadership in sharing this capacity with the world".

In January, India gave a go-ahead for the production of two vaccines - Covaxin by state-owned Bharat Biotech and Covishield by Serum Institute of India (SII).