New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the 75th Independence Day celebrations from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort Monday commended citizens of the for coming together in the fight against COVID-19. He mentioned that the country has administered a record 200 crore vaccine doses in a time-bound manner, a feat that would not have been possible for another nation.
Soon after hoisting the national flag at the Red Fort and addressing the nation for the ninth consecutive time, PM said, “The fight against COVID-19 was an example of this common consciousness where citizens came together.”
“From supporting doctors to propelling research to taking vaccines to the remotest parts, we stood together. The country’s citizens stood with ‘corona warriors’ by the gestures of banging thalis and lighting diyas,” he said.
Donning a white turban with several small tri-colour Indian flags all over the cloth, PM said,”From renewable energy to better infrastructure for medical education, India has improved on every front. Revolutionary changes coming in the health sector through digital technology.”
Commenting on the vaccines administration, PM lauded the citizens for leading the way in taking vaccines, he added: “When there was confusion prevailing in the world over the efficacy of vaccines, my country’s people came forward and we accomplished the feat of administering 200 crore vaccine doses. That surprised the world.”
He stressed on the fact that the country broke previous records in the administration of vaccine doses.
“We broke all previous records by administering 200 crore vaccine doses in a time-bound manner. Can any other nation do this,” he said.
Marking the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, the government has launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign and a host of other events.