PM Modi urges people to leave vaccine hesitancy and get inoculated soon
New Delhi : In his address to the nation via monthly radio program – Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people of India to shed vaccine hesitancy and get themselves inoculated soon.
PM Modi praised the feat of most vaccinations in a day on June 21, first day of free vaccination for all drive under the Central government.
He also paid his tribute and remembered the contribution of Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh, who died earlier this month. Mr Singh passed away in Chandigarh after his month-long battle with coronavirus.
Highlights from PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat:
• Seeking to make people shed vaccine hesitancy, Modi spoke to residents of Dulariya village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh and counselled them to take the vaccine amidst their doubts about the exercise.
• He noted that both he and his nearly 100-year-old mother have taken both doses of the vaccine, and asked people not to believe in rumours and trust science and scientists.
• “The threat of COVID-19 remains and we have to focus on vaccination as well as follow COVID-19 protocols,” he said.
• With the Monsoon approaching, Modi also stressed on water conservation.
• Modi also shared the struggles and triumphs of Olympics-bound Indian athletes and said that people must not build any pressure on these sports persons but “cheer for India”.
• “Every athlete who is going to Tokyo has worked hard. They are going there to win hearts. It must be our endeavour to support our team and not put pressure on the team,” he said.