As India completed one year of its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday (January 16, 2022), Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed each and every person associated with it in a series of tweets.

Taking it to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Today we mark #1 Year Of Vaccine Drive. I salute each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive. Our vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against COVID-19. It has led to saving lives and thus protecting livelihoods.”

The prime minister hailed the efforts of the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers during these challenging times and called it “exceptional: “At the same time, the role of our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers is exceptional When we see glimpses of people being vaccinated in remote areas, or our healthcare workers taking the vaccines there, our hearts and minds are filled with pride,” PM Modi said in the tweet.


Additionally, BJP president J P Nadda said the task of jabbing the country’s huge population seemed impossible but was made possible under the “stellar leadership” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with over 92 percent of the population having received the first dose.

He tweeted, “India has so far administered 156 crore vaccine doses, of which 99 crore doses have been given in rural India. 70% of our adult population is fully vaccinated. More than 3 crore children have got their first dose since the program began. India has led the fight against COVID-19.”

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya called India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive “the most successful in the world”. The Union Health Minister also extended greetings to the health workers, scientists and citizens as the country completed one year of its COVID-19 vaccination drive.