As the 'Tika Utsav' began across India on Sunday (April 11, 2021), Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it the beginning of the second major war against the COVID-19 pandemic and suggested four points. On the occasion, Modi shared a message on his official social media accounts and said that people have to lay special emphasis on personal hygiene as well as social hygiene.
He stressed the following four points with regard to the drive:
1. Each One - Vaccinate
Modi said that those who can't go themselves for vaccination, such as illiterate and old people, should be assisted.
2. Each One - Treat One
He stated that this involves helping people in getting COVID-19 treatment, who do not have the resources or knowledge to get it.
3. Each One - Save One
"Emphasis should be that I should wear a mask and in this way, I save myself and save the lives of others also," he asserted.
4. Society and people should lead in creating 'micro containment zones'
The Prime Minister said that the family members and community members should create a 'micro containment zone', in case of even a single positive case. "Micro containment zones are a key component of the fight against Corona in a densely populated country like India," stated Modi.
He later emphasized the need for testing and awareness and asked that every eligible person should get vaccinated, insisting that the country has to move towards zero vaccine wastage and that the optimum utilization of vaccination capacity is a way of increasing our capacity.