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PM Modi speech highlights: 'Our vaccination campaign has no VIP culture'

PM Modi speech: PM Modi's address comes a day after the cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses crossed one billion in India.

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI

PM Modi address highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation today after the country’s milestone of one billion vaccinations, said it was not just a number but a symbol of the country’s ability and of a “new India”. He added that India’s critics had been silenced. “1 billion vaccines is just not a number. It is the reflection of the capacity of this country, this is a new chapter of the country, a country that knows how to achieve huge targets,” PM Modi said.

Modi, in an opinion piece on Friday, described India's Covid-19 vaccination as a journey from "anxiety to assurance" that has made the country emerge stronger. He credited its success to people's trust in the vaccines despite "various efforts to create mistrust and panic".