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100 Cr Vaccinations Not Just Figure, Reflection Of Indian Strength: PM Modi

The Prime Minister noted that today many people are comparing India's vaccination program with other countries of the world.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the Gati Shakti Master Plan on Wednesday at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Addressing the nation on achieving the milestone of 100 crore vaccinations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, said that 100 crore vaccinations are not just a figure, but a reflection of the strength of the country. 

PM Modi attributed this achievement to the dedication of 130 crore countrymen and said this success is the success of India and the success of every countryman. 

He said, "100 crore vaccinations are not just a figure, but a reflection of the strength of the country, it is the creation of a new chapter of history. This is a picture of a new India that sets difficult goals and knows how to achieve them."

The Prime Minister noted that today many people are comparing India's vaccination program with other countries of the world.

He said, "The speed with which India crossed the 100 crore mark, 1 billion, is also being appreciated. However, he pointed out, in this analysis the point of beginning for India is often missed. Developed countries that had decades of expertise in researching and developing vaccines. India mostly depended on vaccines made by these countries."

The Prime Minister said at the beginning of the Corona pandemic, people were anxious that it would be very difficult to fight this pandemic in a democracy like India. 

While talking about the Vaccine hesitancy, PM Modi said, it remains a major challenge even today in many major developed countries of the world. "But the people of India have answered it by taking 100 crore vaccine doses. He said a campaign is 'everybody's effort' and if everyone’s efforts are synergized, the results are amazing. The Government made public participation the first line of defence in the country's fight against the pandemic," PM added. 

The Prime Minister said experts and many agencies from home and abroad are very positive about India's economy. "Today not only are record investments coming in Indian companies but new employment opportunities are also being created for the youth. With record investment in start-ups, unicorns are being made. New energy is also visible in the housing sector.  Many reforms and initiatives were taken in the last few months, will play a big role in making India's economy grow faster. During the pandemic, the agriculture sector kept our economy strong. Today government procurement of food grains is happening at a record level. The money is going directly into the bank accounts of the farmers," he said. 

Amid the ongoing festival season, PM Modi urged people to buy every little thing, which is Made in India, which was made by the hard work of an Indian. He said, "This will be possible only with the efforts of everyone. Just like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a mass movement, in the same way, buying things made in India, buying things made by Indians, being Vocal for Local has to be put into practice."


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