New Delhi, Sept 17: On the occasion of the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is planning to achieve record Covid-19 vaccinations on September 17.
The number of vaccinations that the BJP is aiming for is 1.5 crore doses on this day.
The Prime Minister’s birthday is being celebrated as ‘Seva Diwas’ by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) since 2014.
The celebrations usually last a week. However, this year, in view of Modi’s 20 years in public life, the party’s outreach programme has been extended to a 20-day celebration.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday urged the people to get themselves vaccinated and also help others who are yet to receive their shots.
“This would be a birthday gift for the prime minister,” Mandaviya said.
Apart from the vaccinations, the BJP has also planned to distribute 14 crore ration bags with the picture of Modi printed on them to the people.
In some states like in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra, the BJP units have planned Covid-19 vaccination drives.
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan has planned the third ‘Maha Vaccination Abhiyan’ in his state on September 17 while the Karnataka government has planned a blood-donation campaign along with the vaccination drive.
Similar celebrations have also been planned by the Maharashtra BJP, which would be inaugurated by former CM and the current leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis. An awareness campaign on plastic would also be conducted by the Maharashtra unit.