The landmark achievement of the administration of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses isn’t just a number, but shows India’s capability as a nation, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday while addressing the nation.
The Prime Minister congratulated the citizen of the country for achieving the feat and said that India’s vaccine campaign is a living example of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas’.
“On 21 October, India achieved the difficult but unparalleled target of administering 100 crore vaccine doses. This has come about by the unified efforts of 130 crore Indians. I congratulate our citizens on achieving this feat,” the Prime Minister said.
Referring to the feat to be a new chapter in the history, Prime Minister said, “100 crore vaccination mark is not just a number but shows our capability as a nation… It is a new chapter in history, a testament that India can achieve a difficult aim successfully. It shows that country works hard for the fulfillment of its goals.”
The global pandemic raised various questions on the nation concerning its ability to tackle it but achieving the difficult but extraordinary target of 100 crore vaccine doses, he stated, is an answer to every question.
World’s largest vaccination drive was started from February 2, 2021 when the front-line workers were made eligible for vaccination. The vaccination drive was expanded from March 1, 2021 to include people aged above 60 years and those aged above 45 years with associated specified 20 comorbidities. It was further expanded to all the people aged above 45 years from April 1 and all persons aged above 18 years were made eligible for COVID-19 vaccination from May 1, 2021.