Artist Sudarshan Pattnaik gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture to create awareness of ‘Tika Utsav’, a vaccine festival called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Source: PTI
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has called the ‘Tika Utsav’, vaccination festival, the beginning of the second big war against Corona and has emphasized a special focus on social hygiene along with personal hygiene. The Utsav started today on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and will continue till the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar on April 14th.
In a message on the occasion, the Prime Minister stressed four points with regard to the drive. First, Each One- Vaccinate, meaning those who can’t go themselves for vaccination, such as illiterate and old people, should be assisted.
Second, Each One- Treat One. This involves helping people in getting Corona treatment, who do not have resources or knowledge to get it.
Third, Each One- Save One, meaning I should wear a mask and save myself and others. This should be stressed.
Finally, society and people should lead in creating ‘micro containment zones’. 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, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister emphasized the need for testing and awareness. He asked that every eligible person should get vaccinated. This should be the primary effort of both the society and the administration, he said.
He also insisted that we have to move towards zero vaccine wastage and conveyed that optimum utilization of vaccination capacity is a way of increasing our capacity.
The Prime Minister asked to make targets at the personal, social and administration level for these four days of ‘Tika Utsav’ and diligently make effort to achieve them. He expressed the hope that with people’s participation. With awareness and responsible behaviour, we will succeed in containing Corona once again.
He ended by reminding – Dawai bhi, kadai bhi.
टीका उत्सव पर देशवासियों से आग्रह। pic.twitter.com/GvGV3OCnP7
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 11, 2021