Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K
Palaniswami on Friday congratulated Harsh Vardhan on his taking over as Chairman of WHO Executive Board, saying it was a matter of pride for the country and a "fitting" recognition for the Union Health Minister.
Vardhan, who is at the forefront of India's battle against COVID-19 pandemic, took charge as the chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board today, succeeding Dr Hiroki Nakatani from Japan.
"It is a matter of pride for India that a person from our country has attained such a high position through ability and dint of hard work," Palaniswami said in a cogratulatory letter to Vardhan.
"It is a fitting recognition of your long and distinguished career. On behalf of the people and Government of Tamil Nadu, I congratulate you and wish you all success," he said.
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