Former US President Carter's condition critical - home shift: to spend time with family

Former US President Carter's condition critical - home shift: to spend time with family; They have come to India, and there is a village named after them

Feb 19, 2023 - 13:36
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Former US President Carter's condition critical - home shift: to spend time with family

The condition of the third President of America, Jimmy Carter, who is visiting India, is very serious. Due to this, he has decided to spend his last time with family members only. His family has issued a statement saying that he has now been shifted home from the hospital. He will be treated at home only.
Jimmy Carter, 98, is today the oldest living president in US history. Carter was the President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He also received the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2002. Carter has been suffering from a disease called melanoma for some time. Which has spread to his liver and brain. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer.
Jimmy Carter was the third US President to visit India. He came to India in January 1978 on a three-day tour. Jimmy Carter's visit took place when the Janata Party got a historic victory in the post-Emergency elections a few months back and Indira Gandhi was defeated.
Jimmy Carter's visit eased tensions between the two countries following the India-Pakistan war in 1971 and India's nuclear tests in 1974. According to the BBC, Carter's mother Lillian had been in India for several months. When Carter came to India, he also visited Daulatpur Nasirabad, a village in Gurgaon in Haryana. Since then the name of that village was changed to Carterpuri.
In the year 1974, India conducted the first nuclear test in Pokhran, Rajasthan without anyone getting a clue. Due to this America got angry. Due to this, many types of restrictions were also imposed on India. According to India Today's report, when Jimmy Carter came to India in 1978, he was sure that he would get India to sign the NPT i.e. Non-Proliferation Treaty and stop the way of getting our nuclear weapons forever. However, this could not happen.
The then Prime Minister Morarji Desai cleverly put three conditions in front of him. He said that India will sign the NPT if all the nuclear powers of the world do the same. In the second condition, he said that no one would make nuclear weapons. In the third condition, he said that if all the countries that have nuclear weapons destroy them, then India too will never conduct any nuclear test.
In the year 1924, Jimmy Carter was born in a farmer's family in Georgia, USA. He entered politics in 1960 and became the governor of his state for the first time in 1971. Exactly 6 years later, Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford, the President of the Republican Party, and became the President.
During his tenure, there were many crises in the world. In 1979, a revolution in Iran overthrew the pro-American Shah from power. At the same time, David Accord was signed for reconciliation between Arab countries and Israel at the time of Carter.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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