Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: PTI
New Delhi; Ahead of the festival season, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to keep following Covid protocol and ensure that no one is left out of vaccination's "circle of safety".
In his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address, Modi said the festival season is approaching and when the whole country will celebrate 'Maryada Purshottam' Shri Ram's victory over evil, people should remember the fight against Covid also.
"Team India is creating several records daily on this front. Several records have been created in the vaccination drive which are being discussed globally," Modi said.
"We not only have to get the vaccine administered when it's our turn, but we also have to ensure that no one is left out of this circle of safety," he said.
Even after getting vaccinated, the necessary protocol has to be followed, Modi said, adding that he hopes once again Team India will keep the flag flying high in this fight against the Covid pandemic.
In his remarks, PM Modi, on the occasion of the World Rivers Day, called for collective efforts to keep our rivers pollution-free. Sharing one such example of rejuvenation of river, Modi said that the Naagnadi river at Vellore and Thiruvannamalai districts of Tamil Nadu, which dried up years ago, is today brimming with water due to the efforts of women there.
"The womenfolk there took up the task to rejuvenate their river. They got people connected, dug up canals through public participation, constructed check dams and recharge wells. The river is brimming with water today," he said.
He also called for making record business of Khadi products on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2.
Lauding Uttar Pradesh's 'One Teacher, One Call' initiative for the welfare of specially-abled children, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that such efforts in the field of education shape the future of the country.