Noting that India is currently running the world’s largest vaccination programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed all countrymen to take Covid-19 vaccine and reiterated his ‘dawaayi bhi kadayee bhi’ mantra to avoid spread of the pandemic.
“It’s an appeal to all to take the vaccine…Do remember the mantra to fight corona – dawaayi bhi kadaayi bhi,” said the Prime Minister in the 75th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
The Prime Minister’s appeal comes at a time when the country’s total vaccination coverage has surpassed six crore on Sunday. A total of 6,02,69,782 vaccine doses have been administered through 9,85,018 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 a.m. on Sunday shared by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHF).
These doses include 81,52,808 Health Care workers (HCWs) (1st dose), 51,75,597HCWs (2nd dose), 88,90,046 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (1st dose) and 36,52,749 FLWs (2nd Dose), 66,73,662 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (1st Dose) and 2,77,24,920 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.
Recalling the month of March last year when the questions about advent and arrival of Covid vaccine were rife, the Prime Minister said that it makes him happy to observe how elderly people are enthusiastic about getting the vaccine.
Recalling how the country heard about the term ‘Janata Curfew’ for the first time last March, the Prime Minister said that the experience of Janata Curfew had become a bewilderment to the entire world.
“It was an unprecedented example of discipline. Generations to come will certainly feel proud at that.”
“You cannot imagine how much it had touched the hearts of Corona warriors and that is the very reason they resolutely held on the whole year, without tiring, without halting.
“Steadfastly, they endured to save the life of each and every citizen of the country. Friends, it’s a matter of honour for everyone that India is running the world’s largest vaccination programme today,” the Prime Minister said.