After India achieved the landmark of administering over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged citizens to celebrate upcoming festivals with the utmost care. He has also said that the armour of vaccination does not guarantee complete protection against the virus.
Addressing the nation, PM Modi urged people to keep following Covid protocols and said, "No matter how good the armour is, no matter how modern the armour is, even if armour guarantees complete protection, weapons are not thrown while the battle is on. I request that we have to celebrate our festivals with the utmost care."
"I appeal to all those who have not taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to give utmost priority to getting vaccinated. Those who are vaccinated should encourage others," he added.
The Prime Minister also reiterated his clarion call of "Vocal For Local" and appealed to people to buy 'Made in India' products during the festival season.
"Emphasis should be given to buying made in India products. This will be possible only with the efforts of everyone. We have to put - buying things made by Indians, being Vocal For Local - into practice," he stated.