Ensured "VIP Culture" Doesn't Overtake Vaccine Drive: PM's Top 5 Quotes


PM Modi's Speech Updates: "Our entire vaccine programme is a result of technology," PM Modi said.

New Delhi: India's milestone of one billion vaccinations reflects the "image of new India", Prime Minister said today, a day after India became only the second country after China to reach the historic feat. He also said India's critics had been silenced.

Here are PM Modi's top five quotes:

  1. India has vaccinated 100 crore people, and that too for free. We ensured that the "VIP culture" does not overshadow our vaccination program and everyone is treated equally.

  2. 100 crore vaccine jabs is just not a number. It is the reflection of the capacity of this country, this is a new chapter of the country, a country that knows how to achieve huge targets.

  3. People said how taali thalli (clapping and clanging utensils to honour frontline health workers) will help eradicate the virus. But it was a reflection of people's participation and capacity. This success reflects the important place of technology that not even big nations have today. Our entire vaccine programme is a result of technology. It is science-born, science-driven and science based. Science and scientific approach are at the heart of it.

  4. Everyone is comparing India to other countries but remember India's starting point was different. The other countries have always participated in medicine and vaccination for a long time and everyone questioned whether India will be able to do the needful. 100 crore vaccine jabs is an answer to all the questions. India's position as a pharma hub will get more acceptance in the world.

  5. Experts are very positive about the Indian economy. There is employment for the young but there are also unicorns with record capital. From Gati Shakti to new drone rules, the economy will get a boost.