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Highlights: On PM Modi’s birthday, India administers over 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses

According to data shared on the Co-WIN portal, the total number of shots administered on Friday till 7.40 pm was 22,231,319.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 17, 2021 10:27:21 pm
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Setting a record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, India administered more than 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses on Friday, the Union Health Ministry data said. According to data shared on the Co-WIN portal, the total number of shots administered on Friday till 7.40 pm was 22,231,319.

Taking to Twitter, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said (in Hindi): “A gift to the Prime minister on behalf of health workers and people of the country. On the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, India has crossed the historic figure of administering 2 crore vaccine doses in a day, setting a new record. Well done India!”

The BJP had asked its units across the country to help get a large number of people vaccinated on this day. A 20-day mega event — “Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan” — has also been planned by the BJP to mark his 20 years in public service. During this mega outreach programme that will continue till October 7 — the day Modi was sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2001 — the party will hold massive cleanliness and blood donation campaigns, and send five crore postcards to the Prime Minister to congratulate him for his efforts.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Rahul Gandhi and other leaders wish PM Modi on his birthday; all gifts received by the Prime Minister will be auctioned on the government website; Follow this space for latest news:

21:25 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Hemant Soren wishes PM Modi on birthday

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday and wished him a long, healthy and happy life.

19:25 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Sulabh undertakes cleanliness drives to mark Modi's birthday

Sulabh International celebrated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday Friday by organising cleanliness drives at 71 locations in Uttar Pradesh. The NGO which runs a toilet network across the country performed drives in Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad, Agra, Kanpur, and Jhansi, among other places in Uttar Pradesh to mark the day as "Swachhta Divas", a press release issued by it said. "As an NGO working in areas of sanitation and water for more than 50 years, we worked with all partners - in line with prime minister's vision - to take the ODF India to the next level for its sustainability," Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform, who formally launched the nationwide programme virtually, said. "We applaud Narendra Modi for providing leadership in tackling issues crucial for women and girls," he added. --PTI

18:19 (IST)17 Sep 2021
PM's 71st birthday: 100 BJYM offices opened by Union minister Kapil Patil

Union Minister Kapil Patil Friday inaugurated 100 Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha offices to mark the 71st birthday of PM Modi, news agency PTI reported. At a function in Badlapur, Patil said 200 more offices will be opened in next two days. He also inaugurated 11 'Rupee One' clinics in his Lok Sabha constituency Bhiwandi. The Thane unit of the BJP launched a 'Seva Saptah' (service week) to celebrate Modi's birthday.

18:08 (IST)17 Sep 2021
PM's 71st birthday: Ahmedabad civic body plants 71k saplings to create 'Narendra Modi forest'

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on Friday undertook a drive to plant 71,000 saplings to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with participants including Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. The tree plantation, based on Japanese techniques to ensure they grow close to each other so that the plot resembles a forest, was carried out near Lal Bahadur Shastri Lake, officials said. --PTI

17:45 (IST)17 Sep 2021
On PM Modi’s birthday, India administers over 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses

Setting a record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, India administered more than 2 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses on Friday, the Union Health Ministry data said. The Central government is aiming to vaccinate record number of individuals today to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday.

16:24 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Congress wishes Modi on birthday but says country paying price for his 'failures'

The Congress Friday wished PM Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday but said India is paying the price for his "failures" on several fronts and hence the day is being observed as "unemployment day", "anti-farmer day" and "high prices day". Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended his wishes to the PM on Twitter. "Happy Birthday, Modi ji," he said. For the Indian Youth Congress and the NSUI, it was "national unemployment day".

Activists of the youth wing of India's main opposition Congress party protest against what they say is rising unemployment in the country, while marking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday as the "National Unemployment Day", in New Delhi. (Photo: REUTERS)
16:11 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Uttarakhand CM plants tree on PM Modi's birthday

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday planted a tree at his official residence here to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday. During the planting, Dhami said Modi had given the country a distinct identity in the world because of his style of functioning. "The country is progressing on all fronts under his strong-willed leadership," he said. --PTI

16:01 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Yogi Adityanath wishes PM Modi good health, long life

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath greeted PM Modi on his 71st birthday, wishing him a long life and good health.

15:28 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Patnaik greets PM on his birthday, wishes him good health

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday.

14:27 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Daily Covid-19 vaccination crosses 1-crore mark for fourth time

Daily Covid-19 vaccinations crossed the one-crore mark for the fourth time in less than a month, taking the total number of doses administered in the country to over 78 crore, the Union health ministry said on Friday. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this is the fastest pace at which one crore doses have been administered. "On PM @Narendra Modi Ji's birthday, till 1:30 pm, the country has crossed the mark of 1 crore vaccines, the fastest so far, and we are continuously moving forward. I believe that today we will all make a new record of vaccination and give it as a gift to the prime minister," he said in a tweet in Hindi along with the hashtags "VaccineSeva" and "HappyBdayModiji". (PTI)

13:33 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Modi is the most popular leader in history of mankind: Tejasvi Surya on PM’s birthday

Member of Parliament from Bengaluru and National president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Tejasvi Surya lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday as the “most popular leader in the history of mankind”. Surya was speaking at a Youth conclave organised by the BJYM at Karnavati club in Ahmedabad.

Wishing the Prime Minister on his 71st birthday, Surya said, “It is my great fortune and opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his birthplace. When I arrived at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport today morning, I had goosebumps realising the kind of great leaders and thinkers the land of Gujarat has produced. Our Prime Minister is the most popular democratically elected leader in the history of mankind.” Read More

13:14 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Dalai Lama greets PM Modi on his birthday

The Dalai Lama on Friday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday and congratulated him on the growing confidence he had brought among the people, despite challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic. In his letter to the prime minster, the Dalai Lama also said that as the most populous democratic nation in the world, India's success benefits not only the people of the country, but also contributes to the development of the world as a whole.

"I offer my heartfelt greetings to you on your birthday. May you continue to live a long and healthy life," he wished Modi. He said that as someone who cares deeply about this country, "I congratulate you on the growing confidence you have brought about, despite challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic that has affected people around the globe". (PTI)

12:11 (IST)17 Sep 2021
PM Modi gave dignified life to those deprived of their rights for decades: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday, and said he not only gave the country the idea to think ahead of time and fulfil its resolve with hardwork but also made it a reality. In Modi, he said, the country has got a strong and decisive leader who gave a dignified life to those who were deprived of their rights for decades. The prime minister turned 71 on Friday.

"Modi ji not only gave the country the idea of thinking ahead of time and fulfil its resolve with hardwork, but also made it a reality," Shah said in a series of tweets in Hindi. The home minister said Modi brought those who were deprived of their rights in the mainstream of development. The prime minister has shown the world what people-loving leadership is like, he said. Shah said Modi has presented a unique example of parallel coordination of security, welfare of poor, development and historical reforms. The determination and dedication of the prime minister has created a new energy and confidence in the countrymen, due to which the country is moving towards self-reliance by setting new records, he said. (PTI)

11:43 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Kerala CM extends birthday wishes to PM Modi

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday and wished him 'good health and happiness'. “Heartfelt birthday greetings to Hon'ble PM @narendramodi ji. Wish you good health and happiness,” Vijayan tweeted.

10:59 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Wishing him a long and healthy life: Stalin to PM Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, on Friday, wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday. “Wishing him a long and healthy life,” Stalin tweeted.

10:37 (IST)17 Sep 2021
Rajnath Singh wishes PM Modi on his birthday

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Narendra Modi has written many new chapters in development and good governance in his tenure so far and wished that he would fulfil his dream of making India a strong, prosperous and proud country.

10:22 (IST)17 Sep 2021
'Under your leadership, the country is making steady progress': Smriti Irani on PM Modi's birthday

Conveying birthday greeting to the PM, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said, “The embodiment of commitment and purity, and the successful PM of the country who dedicated his life for the welfare of the people. Happy Birthday to Narendra Modi ji. Under your leadership, the country is making steady progress. I pray for your long life and good health.”

09:39 (IST)17 Sep 2021
'Reassuring to have such leadership at such challenging times': FM Sitharaman wishes PM Modi

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter to extend greetings to the Prime Minister as he turned 71. "Greetings to PM Narendra Modi on his birthday today. My prayers for his long and healthy life. Dedication to Maa Bharati has guided his every step. Very reassuring to have such leadership at such challenging times. Honoured to serve under his guidance,” Sitharaman tweeted.

09:29 (IST)17 Sep 2021
BJP eyes mega event on PM Narendra Modi's birthday

Leaders of the ruling BJP have been urged to promote Covid-19 jabs and state officials have been told to double the daily rate. The BJP, which has set a target of 2 crore doses for today, has trained around eight lakh volunteers. During the 20-day mega outreach programme that will continue till October 7 - Narendra Modi was sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister on that day in 2001 - the party will hold massive cleanliness and blood donation campaigns, and send five crore postcards to the Prime Minister to congratulate him for his efforts as "party members commit themselves to public service".

Artists make paintings of PM Narendra Modi to wish him on his birthday, at Lalbaug, in Mumbai on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

Health camps will be held in districts while food will be distributed under the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana', with women leaders playing a key role. On Gandhi Jayanti, October 2, a massive cleanliness campaign will be held and a public message will be sent out, encouraging the use of Khadi and local products. Children who have been orphaned due to Covid will be registered by the BJP workers so that they can get benefits from the PM-CARES fund.

According to the BJP, all gifts received by the Prime Minister will be auctioned on the government website- pmmemontos.gov.in.

Wishes poured in from across the country on PM Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday. “Happy birthday and best wishes to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. I wish you good health and long life and continue to serve the nation with your well-known spirit of 'Aharnisham Sevamahe',” tweeted President Kovind.

Home Minister Amit Shah lauded PM Modi, saying he not only gave the country the idea to think ahead of time and prove its resolve with hard work but also made it a reality. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari prayed for the prime minister's health and long life. "Happy Birthday, dear Narendra bhai. The immense patriotism, the readiness to work hard, the ability to make decisions and the self-confidence shown by you to take India to the highest glory is unprecedented. May you stay healthy and live long and under your leadership the dream of self-reliant India will come true," Gadkari tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi, too, wished him on his birthday, keeping his message short and simple: “Happy birthday, Modi ji.”

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