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World Health Day: Modi prays for ‘wonderful health’ for all; commits to make India healthy

By Oneindia Staff Writer

New Delhi, April 7: On the occasion of World Health Day, observed across the globe on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for 'wonderful health' for all.

"On #WorldHealthDay, I pray that you are blessed with wonderful health, which gives you the opportunity to pursue your dreams & excel," PM Modi tweeted.

Narendra Modi

The PM reiterated the government's commitment to provide quality healthcare to all. "When it comes to healthcare, our government is leaving no stone unturned to provide quality healthcare that is accessible & affordable," PM Modi added.

The PM said that recently the Cabinet approved the National Health Policy, which is extensive, comprehensive and citizen friendly. PM Modi also shared his last Mann ki Baat speech, where he spoke extensively on depression.

This year, the theme of World Health Day campaign is depression. World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 by the World Health Organisation. "We (in India) are afraid to talk about it (depression) openly," the PM said. "The focus of World Health Day this year is depression," he added.

The PM insisted that those who are depressed must share how they feel with their loved ones. "Suppression of depression is not good. Expression is always good. If depressed, share your feelings with others, it will make you feel better," PM Modi said.

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