In a move to motivate people across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Taking to Twitter, Modi today said, "Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS."
The Prime Minister also lauded the doctors and scientists of the country and said they have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. "Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19," he wrote on Twitter.
Further, urging those eligible to take the vaccine for the coronavirus, Modi said, "I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!" In the picture tweeted, PM Modi was seen wearing a gamcha of Assam, which is symbolic of the blessings of women from the eastern state.
The 70-year-old was administered Bharat BioTech's Covaxin by Sister P Niveda from Puducherry. The second nurse was from Kerala. He went to AIIMS without any route on the roads, thus choosing early morning to avoid inconvenience to the public.