Brampton billboards thank India's prime minister for sending vaccines to Canada

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Billboards thanking India's prime minister will start appearing in Brampton today (March 15).

The billboards salute Narendra Modi for sending supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to Canada.

The signs have been slowly appearing in various locations around the GTA and show a picture of a smiling Modi with the message, "Thank you India & PM Narendra Modi for providing COVID vaccine to Canada" as well as "Long Live Canada India Friendship."

Four of the signs are expected to appear along Brampton streets which will bring the total to 13 in the GTA.

A group called Hindu Forum Canada is behind the campaign which they say is meant to strengthen ties between Canada and India and to promote the positive relationship the two countries have.

"Our objective is to highlight the natural friendship between Canada and India and to highlight this positive development with India sending vaccines to Canada," said Rao Yendamuri, president of Hindu Forum Canada via Twitter.

Canada received 500,000 Indian-made vaccines on March 4 and has promised to deliver 1.5 million does by mid-May.

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