On the occasion of the 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists the national flag at Red Fort. On Sunday, PM Modi said that India takes pride in having the world's largest vaccination program. He specifically mentioned over 54 crore people have already taken the COVID-19 vaccines.
In the national capital, at Red Fort, he said ''We can say with pride that the world's largest COVID vaccination program is going on in India. More than 54 crore people have already taken the vaccine. We have to ensure we meet our goal of building Aatmanirbhar Bharat when we celebrate 100 years of India's Independence." The prime minister also lauded those involved in vaccine manufacturing in the country. He said India did not have to depend on the outside world for vaccines against the coronavirus. He also lauded the doctors, nurses, and paramedics for their efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
India's prime minister highlighted the creation of the digital platform, CoWIN app, which was attracting the attention of the world. Talking about the provision of free ration to 80 crore people during the pandemic, Modi also called for steps to bridge the gap between lives in villages and cities.