Himachal Pradesh has emerged as a champion in the fight against the largest epidemic in 100 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Interacting with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Himachal Pradesh today via video conference, Modi said that the Himalayan state has become the first state in the country to have administered at least one dose of corona vaccine to its entire eligible population. This success has underlined the importance of Aatmvishwas and Aatmnirbharta.
“The success of vaccination in India is the result of the spirit and hard work of its citizens. India is vaccinating at the record speed of 1.25 crore vaccines per day. This means that the number of vaccinations in India in one day is more than the population of many countries,” he said.
Praising doctors, ASHA workers, Aanganwadi workers, medical personnel, teachers, and women for their contribution to the vaccination campaign, the Prime Minister recalled that he talked of ‘Sabka Prayas’ on the occasion of Independence Day and said that this success is a manifestation of that. He also touched upon the fact that Himachal is the land of deities and praised the dialogue and collaboration model in this regard.
The Prime Minister expressed happiness that even in a remote district like Lahaul-Spiti, Himachal has been a leader in providing 100% first dose. This is the area that used to be cut off from the rest of the country for months before the Atal Tunnel was built. He praised the people of Himachal for not allowing any rumour or disinformation to hamper the vaccination efforts. He added that Himachal is proof of how the country’s rural society is empowering the world’s largest and fastest vaccination campaign.