Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged them to shed vaccine hesitancy and get themselves inoculated soon. In his monthly Mann ki Baat broadcast, Modi hailed the feat of most vaccination doses administered in a single day on June 21 at the start of the new phase of inoculation under which all adults are being given free jabs.
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.
In his broadcast, he also paid tributes and remembered the contribution of Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh, who died earlier this month.
Modi hailed Singh’s contribution to Indian sports and said he will always cherish his interactions with the athlete.
Pm Modi hailed the scientific fraternity saying , Do you know how hard our scientists have worked to develop the vaccine? Eminent scientists worked round the clock, so we must have confidence in science, scientists & explain to rumour mongers that so many people have taken vaccine & nothing wrong has happened.