It has been a golden letter day, on October 21, India achieved 100 crore vaccinations and emphasised its commitment to fight against Covid-19. Celebrating the occasion, which is second largest vaccination drive in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today and proudly said that the Union government under his leadership have followed the principle of sabka saath, sabka vikas in delivering vaccination to people.
Modi was vociferous about the achievement, while thanking all the stakeholders in touching this milestone, he said that their government was able to do away with VIP culture in vaccination and was distributed evenly to all sections. “This was the reason that we were able to vaccinate people from all sections and were committed to continue this method so that the impact of Covid is further lessened in our country,” the PM told in his televised address.
The PM appreciated the people of India, who after showing vaccine hesitancy initially, have accepted vaccination and understood to its importance in the country’s fight against the pandemic. “Despite many advanced countries still facing vaccine hesitancy, But the 100 crore vaccine dose achievement in India shows how we have defeated the vaccine hesitancy. With the trust in science and innovations, India has managed to achieve this major feat,” Modi pointed out.
Despite having touched new milestone in vaccination, Modi wanted to be cautious during this festival season of Diwali and said the basics of wearing mask, sanitising hands and maintaining physical distance was the key to keep Covid away. He urged those who are yet to take the vaccine to get their jabs at the earliest.
The PM went on to mention that the economy was improving in the country and India was witnessing investments flowing in from different places in various sectors. He said Covid had taught an all important lesson of being Vocal for Local and called upon the people to encourage Made in India products.
Modi ended his 10 th address to nation since the advent of Covid on confident note and promised that government will stay in support of its people.