According to the Co-WIN portal, 22,293,650 shots were administered on Friday till 8:00 pm.
Friday, September 17, 2021, marks the 71st birthday of Indian PM Narendra Modi, and the BJP aims to create a record of the highest vaccinations against Covid-19 through a mega 20-day public outreach program.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and many other leaders wished PM Modi on his birthday. All the gifts received by the Prime Minister will be auctioned on the govt website, according to the Hindustan Times
Party workers across the country facilitated the vaccination initiative as part of its “Seva and Samarpan” campaign.
PM Modi thanks all with a tweet
I am humbled and overwhelmed beyond words.
To each and every person who has wished me today – I would like to express gratitude from the bottom of my heart.
I cherish every wish and it gives me strength to work even harder for our beloved nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 17, 2021
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, “perfect gift for PM Modi on his birthday.” “Tomorrow is the birthday of our beloved prime minister; lets do #VaccineSeva by helping all unvaccinated people, including their loved ones, family members, and all sections of the society, by getting them vaccinated. This would be a birthday gift for the prime minister.”
The party also distributed 140 million ration bags to the needy.
Happy birthday, Modi ji.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 17, 2021
Cleanliness drives in UP
Sulabh International celebrated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday Friday by organizing cleanliness drives at 71 locations in Uttar Pradesh.
Tejasvi Surya lauds PM Modi
On Friday, the MP and BJP National President Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Tejasvi Surya lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “most popular leader in the history of mankind.” Surya was speaking at a Youth conclave organized in Ahmedabad.
The Indian Express quoted Surya saying, “It is my great fortune and opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his birthplace. When I arrived at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport today morning, I had goosebumps realising the kind of great leaders and thinkers the land of Gujarat has produced. Our Prime Minister is the most popular democratically elected leader in the history of mankind.”