Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar voluntarily took the vaccine Covaxin at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai. Vijayabaskar, who is a doctor and a member of the IMA, had earlier said that he was taking the vaccine to instill confidence in the people about the vaccine. Opposition parties have been raising concerns about the efficacy of Covaxin. ‘I got my covaxin shot! Thanks to the team @gmcrgggh for the seamless experience. Appeal everyone to do it when your turn comes. Let's end #Covid19 together,’ Vijayabaskar tweeted after getting the jab. India launched the world’s biggest vaccination drive on 16th of January, 2021 after two vaccines were given approval by authorities. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Health and Family Welfare Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr C Vijayabaskar took Bharat Biotech's Covaxin shot. He took the shot in Chennai on morning of January 22. Dr C Vijayabaskar requested all to get vaccinated and safeguard themselves from COVID-19 pandemic. Billed as the world's largest vaccination programme, covering the entire length and breadth of the country, the drive aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16 (Saturday).
French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on January 23 said that the two countries have always been side-by-side in both good and bad times and also cited examples of 'nuclear test in Pokhran' and 'medicine supply during COVID-19 time'. "India and France have been side-by-side in both good and bad times. When India decided to conduct nuclear test in Pokhran, we were on your side as we understand your strategic autonomy. During COVID-19, you (India) shipped medicines needed in French hospitals. We are very grateful for that again...Very clear statements were released by your government and Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) when our values like secularism were under attack in my country," said Emmanuel Lenain.
A laser light show at Victoria Memorial portrayed the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose during the celebrations of his 125th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar witnessed the spectacle. PM Modi is in Kolkata to celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
From LAC to LOC, the world is witnessing the powerful avatar of India once envisioned by Netaji, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata. "From LAC to LOC, the world is witnessing the powerful avatar of India that was once envisioned by Netaji. India today is giving a befitting reply wherever attempts are made to challenge its sovereignty," said PM Modi.
Cinema halls reopened in Odisha's Bhubaneswar after remaining shut for over 9 months. Theatres have been directed to adhere to COVID-19 protocols. Moviegoers expressed happiness over the reopening of multiplexes. One of the moviegoers said, "Lockdown was very frustrating, I'm really happy that theatres reopened today." State government allowed cinema halls to operate with 50% capacity.
On 'World No Tobacco Day', famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik made a massive sand art at Puri's beach. Celebrated every year on May 31, the day aims to spread awareness on harmful effects of tobacco...