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Tika Utsav beginning of another major war against corona: PM.


India on Day 1 of the ‘Tika Utsav’ administered 27.69 lakh doses of the Covid-19 vaccine till Sunday evening, the Health Ministry said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling the drive the “beginning of another major war against corona”.

The special vaccination drive was launched after Modi had said last week that over the four-day festival – from April 11, which is the birth anniversary of Jyotiba Phule, to April 14, the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar – the country will try to achieve maximum vaccination coverage for the priority groups.

On Sunday, before the launch of the vaccination drive, Modi, said, “This festival is, in a way, the beginning of another major war against corona.”

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