Mann Ki Baat: Highlights

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New Delhi: The threat of Covid remains and we have to focus on vaccination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, urging countrymen to get vaccinated in large numbers.

The PM covey to the citizens, don’t fall for rumors against vaccines and trust science and India’s scientists.

The programme was broadcast on the entire network of All India Radio and Doordarshan and also on the AIR News website and Newsonair mobile App.

Here are the highlights of PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat:

  1. 8.6 Million Vaccine Doses Administered On June 21: PM Modi

8.6 million vaccine doses 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 by the Union government says, PM Modi.

  1. Vaccine A Good Safety Shield Against Covid: PM Modi

If someone says corona is gone, do not be under this mistaken notion, Modi said, adding that the virus ailment is a “master of disguise” which surfaces in myriad new forms, a reference to its mutants.

“And to protect ourselves from it, we have two ways. One is adhering to the protocol for corona; wearing a mask, frequently washing hands with soap, maintaining social distancing. The other way is, along with all this, getting vaccinated. This too is a good safety shield,” he said.

  1. Covid Threat Remains, Must Focus On Vaccination: PM Modi

“Those who are spreading rumours on vaccines, let them be. We all will do our work and ensure people around us get vaccinated. The threat of Covid remains and we have to focus on vaccination as well as follow COVID-19 protocols.”

  1. Do Not Believe Rumours Relating To Vaccines: PM Modi

PM Modi urged people to not pay attention to rumours about vaccines and get vaccinated while informing others too about it. He underlined that scientists have worked very hard to come up with vaccines and it is safe.

  1. To Fight Vaccine Hesitancy, PM Cites His Mother’s Example

PM Modi today encouraged people to end vaccine hesitancy, underlining that he has been vaccinated and so is his nonagenarian mother. The PM also highlighted the centre’s efforts in ramping up the vaccination drive.

  1. Sports Icon Milkha Singh Captured India’s Imagination: PM Modi

“When talking about the Olympics, how can we not remember Milkha Singh Ji. When he was hospitalised, I got a chance to speak to him, I had requested him to motivate the athletes going for Tokyo Olympics”: PM Modi

  1. New Variants A Concern In India

New variants are a concern in India, where more than half the population is still not vaccinated. Only about 5.6 per cent of India’s adult population of 95 crores has received two doses.

  1. Contribution of doctors, chartered accountants 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about doctors and chartered accountants on Mann Ki Baat programme as he praised their contribution to nation-building. PM Modi said doctors have gone out of their way to help people during the coronavirus pandemic and saved lives as Covid-19 hit the country.

“A few days from now, on July 1, we will celebrate National Doctors’ Day. This day is dedicated to the birth anniversary of the great doctor and statesman of the country, Dr BC Roy. We are all grateful for the contribution of doctors during the Corona period. Our doctors have served us without caring about their lives. Therefore, this time National Doctors’ Day becomes even more special,” PM Modi said.

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