NEW DELHI: PM Modi and other senior BJP members, including home minister Amit Shah and defence minister Rajnath Singh, on Sunday said the approval of two vaccines is a decisive turning point in the fight against the Covid-19 and a major step towards "Make in India" and "self-reliant India" campaigns.
"A decisive turning point to strengthen a spirited fight! DCGI granting approval to vaccines of Serum India and Bharat Biotech accelerates the road to a healthier and Covid-free nation," Modi tweeted soon after the drug controller confirmed the decisions.
A decisive turning point to strengthen a spirited fight! DCGI granting approval to vaccines of @SerumInstIndia an… https://t.co/FiyDOOaJHZ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1609652831000
Terming the nod for the two vaccines as a momentous achievement for India, Shah said talented and hardworking scientists have made India proud. "Congratulations to PM Modi ji for striving towards a Covid free India. Visionary leadership can make a huge difference," Shah said.
Congratulating "hardworking scientists and innovators", the PM said it would make every Indian proud that the two vaccines that have been given emergency use approval are made in India. "This shows the eagerness of our scientific community to fulfil the dream of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, at the root of which is care and compassion," Modi said.
The PM further said, "We reiterate our gratitude to doctors, medical staff, scientists, police personnel, sanitation workers and all Corona warriors for the outstanding work done, that too in adverse circumstances. We will remain eternally grateful to them for saving many lives."
The home minister said time and again it has been witnessed that a new India is eager to innovate and help humanity during crises. "The approval to Made in India vaccines will prove to be a game changer in boosting PM Modi's vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat," Shah said as he thanked scientists, doctors, medical staff, security personnel and Corona warriors. Singh congratulated Modi for strengthening India's national resolve to fight against Covid-19. "His vision for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' has helped in coming up with indigenous solutions in India's fight against the global Pandemic," Singh said.