An audio-visual song by renowned singer Padma Shri Kailash Kher to promote the vaccination drive across the country, was launched on Saturday by Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
The song has been produced by the public sector oil & gas companies..
A song that slays vaccine hesitancy!— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) October 16, 2021
टीके से बचा है देश टीके से
टीके से बचेगा देश टीके से
Joined my colleagues Dr @mansukhmandviya Ji & Sh @Rameswar_Teli Ji to release India’s Vaccination Anthem #BharatKaTikakaran sung by Sh @Kailashkher Ji.#SabkaSaathSabkaPrayas pic.twitter.com/K18brCngXK
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Puri said that India is going to achieve the target of 100 crore vaccines next week. When the country went into the lockdown in March 2020, India was dependent on imports for PPE kits, ventilators and other requisite medical supplies but within a short period, we were able to manufacture all these things domestically, and now we are better equipped to face any eventuality.
He said that the coronavirus is the enemy, and all have joined hands to fight it. Puri said that singers can capture the people’s imagination, and this song by Kher will go a long way in dispelling the myths and creating awareness about vaccination.
He said that it is a matter of great satisfaction that those who tried to create the negative narrative failed, and the fight against the Covid took the shape of a people’s movement.
Mr Mandaviya said that over 97 crore vaccine shots have been given in the country.