Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday released a commemorative postal stamp on India’s achievement in developing indigenous Covid vaccine as the nation marked the first anniversary of it’s Covid vaccine drive which began on January 16 last year.


Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya released the postal stamp in a virtual program and termed India’s vaccination drive as ‘most successful in the world’ here on Sunday.


“Today, on the occasion of #1YearOfVaccineDrive, a postal stamp has been issued on the indigenous covaxin  developed jointly by ICMR and Bharat Biotech, realizing PM Narendra Modi ji’s dream of ‘Self-reliant India”, said minister Mandaviya in a tweet. He further congratulated and thanked all the scientists in the same tweet. Mandaviya also shared a graphical representation of how India’s vaccination drive began and how it managed to administer more than 150 crore shots in a year on his handle.


As India marks the first anniversary of vaccination drive, over 156.76 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under the drive 1,68,19,744 sessions. In the previous 24 hours, over 66 lakh vaccination doses have been administered.


Taking to twitter, Mandaviya said, “16th January 2021 will always be remembered! Congratulations India on crossing 157 crore COVID19 vaccinations that too in just 1 year. With PM Narendra Modi Ji’s mantra of ‘Sabka Prayas’, India has emerged as an example in the world in fight against COVID-19.

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