Mann ki Baat: PM Modi urges people to shun vaccine hesitancy, says get inoculated
Calling vaccine hesitancy dangerous, PM Modi urged people to get rid of fear. “I urge you all to trust science. Trust our scientists. So many people have taken the vaccine. Let us never believe in negative rumours relating to the vaccine,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ and urged people to get rid of vaccine hesitancy.
“Please get rid of fear. Sometimes people may get a fever but it is very mild and lasts only for a few hours. Avoiding (#COVID19) vaccine can be very dangerous. You’re not only putting yourself at risk but also your family and the entire village,” he said.
Talking about the coronavirus pandemic, he said that India has given indigenous vaccines to the people of the country within a year which shows the strength of the country.
The Prime Minister also spoke to people who still feel apprehensive about taking a shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. Rajesh from Madhya Pradesh told PM Modi that dangerous information about vaccines is being spread on WhatsApp; he said the people are feeling scared that they will die after taking a shot of the vaccine.
PM Modi said all this information is false and urged the people of the country to not believe in such rumours. He said the scientists of the country have toiled day and night to make this vaccine.
"I have taken both doses. My mother is almost a hundred years old, she has taken both vaccines too. Please do not believe any negative rumours relating to vaccines," PM Modi said.
He also spoke about the upcoming Tokyo Olympics during his monthly radio programme. PM Modi also commended the healthcare workers of the country for carrying out record vaccination on June 21.
The Prime Minister also paid tributes to sports legend Milkha Singh and asked people to wish the players participating in the Tokyo Olympics through #Cheer4India on social media.
"When I met Milkha Singh in 2014 in Surat, his understanding of sports and dedication inspired me. Milkha Singh's entire family has been dedicated towards sports, and bringing laurels to the country," he said, adding it's unfortunate that he was taken away from us.
He also urged the people of the country to support the country's players who are going to Tokyo. "Every player going to Tokyo has had one’s own share of struggle, and years of toil. They are going not only for themselves but for the country," said PM Modi.
"Mann ki Baat" is the Prime Minister's monthly radio address to the nation, which is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month.
The programme is broadcast on the entire network of All India Radio and Doordarshan and also on the AIR News website www.newsonair.com and Newsonair mobile App.
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