Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was overwhelmed with over 2.50 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine being given to people in the country on his 71st birthday on Friday and it was an unforgettable and emotional moment for him. PM Modi named a party and said that on his birthday on September 17, a political party got fever due to the unprecedented response to vaccination across the country. It is believed that the PM’s taunt is on the Congress, which has raised the issue of lack of vaccines many times.
“I want to say my Mann ki Baat,” Modi said during a video link interaction with health workers and immunization beneficiaries here in view of the first dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccine being given to all eligible people in Goa. Many birthdays have come and gone. I have never celebrated my birthday, but in my whole life, yesterday was an emotional day for me.
He said that the medical world has been associated with the vaccination program for the last one and a half years, but the record set yesterday is a big deal as more than 25 million people have taken the vaccine. Modi said, “One dose will save one life. He said that yesterday the country was watching the Covin Dashboard throughout the day and 15 lakh vaccines were administered per hour, that is, more than 26,000 people were vaccinated per minute and more than 425 people were vaccinated per second.
The Prime Minister said, “Work has been done in more than one lakh vaccination centers in this campaign. He said that this shows the potential of the country’s vaccination network and skilled manpower. He said that on his birthday he spoke to an elderly friend on the phone, who asked him about his age. “I told them that there are still 30 more years left,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister said that states like Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim, which attract a large number of tourists, have been given importance in the vaccination program to open up the tourism sector. He said that it is important that our tourism sector is open and states like Goa hold an important place in reviving the tourism sector of the country.
“When all the people in the hotel industry, taxi drivers, vendors and shopkeepers get vaccinated, people will feel safe while traveling to these destinations. He said the pace of infection has slowed down, but people should not take things lightly and “we should give the same importance to the COVID-19 protocol as vaccination”.
Modi said the central government had taken several steps to encourage international tourism, including offering free visas for the first five lakh visitors, Rs 10 lakh loan to hospitality sector companies and Rs 1 lakh loan for tourist guides. Huh. During the interaction, Modi remembered Manohar Parrikar, the former Chief Minister of Goa. “Had he been alive, he would have been proud of the state’s achievement. He said that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has successfully carried forward Parrikar’s legacy of development.