New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India is fighting the new wave of Covid with 'great success' and asserted that the people's trust on indigenous vaccines was 'our strength'.
In his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio broadcast, Modi said, 'Now the cases of corona infection have also started decreasing, this is a very positive sign.' It is a matter of pride that till now about four-and-a-half crore children have been administered the first dose of coronavirus vaccine, he said.
'This means that about 60 per cent of youth in the age group of 15 to 18 years have got their vaccines within three to four weeks. This will not only protect our youth but will also help them to continue with their studies,' he said.
Another good thing is that within 20 days, one crore people have taken the precaution dose as well, Modi said.
'This trust of our people on the indigenous vaccines is our great strength,' the prime minister said.
He asserted that India is fighting the new wave of coronavirus with 'great success'.
'People should be safe, the pace of economic activities of the country should be maintained -- this is the wish of every person in the country,' Modi said.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi congratulated fellow citizens for this 'momentous feat' of full vaccination of 75 per cent of all adults and said he is proud of all those who are making the inoculation drive a success.
Tagging a tweet by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in which he stated that India has achieved its goal of vaccinating 75 per cent adult population against Covid, the prime minister said, '75% of all adults are fully vaccinated. Congratulations to our fellow citizens for this momentous feat.'
'Proud of all those who are making our vaccination drive a success,' he tweeted.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.