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India celebrates ‘Tika Utsav’ to combat Covid-19 | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: With an intention to vaccinate most quantity of eligible people towards Covid-19, India on Sunday launched the 4-day-lengthy ‘Tika Utsav‘ or vaccination competition.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi known as ‘Tika Utsav’ the start of the second large conflict towards corona.
In a tweet, he additionally made 4 requests to the residents. “We are going to begin ‘Tika Utsav’ today nationwide. I urge countrymen to abide by four things – assist those who need help getting inoculated, help people in Covid treatment, wear masks and motivate others and if someone tests positive, create micro-containment zone in the area,” he stated.
Following PM Modi’s clarion name for mass vaccination, Union well being minister Dr Harsh Vardhan requested the nation to unite to battle the pandemic.
“Time to re-energise efforts to Unite2FightCorona. Let’s answer Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call as he kicks off Teeka Utsav with four requests * Each one, vaccinate one * Each one, treat one * Each one, save one * Help identify, create micro-containment zones,” tweeted the well being minister.
States throughout the nation from Madhya Pradesh to Tamil Nadu ramped up their efforts to improve the vaccination course of.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday on the launch of ‘Tika Utsav’ in Imphal’s Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences.
Karnataka well being minister Ok Sudhakar launched the ‘Tika Utsav’ at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institute in Bengaluru on Sunday.
In Jharkhand, eligible individuals queued up outdoors an inoculation centre in Ranchi’s Ashok Nagar to obtain the Covid-19 vaccine.
People in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Delhi additionally participated in big numbers in Tika Utsav and acquired themselves vaccinated.
The 4-day-lengthy vaccination programme, which began on Sunday on the beginning anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and can proceed until the beginning anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar on April 14, goals to inoculate the utmost quantity of eligible individuals towards the coronavirus.
The cumulative quantity of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India crossed the ten crore mark and as many as 10,15,95,147 individuals have been vaccinated towards the virus within the nation thus far.
The Tika Utsav is noticed at a time when the Covid-19 curve is quickly rising within the nation. In the very best single-day spike, India reported greater than 1.52 lakh new Covid-19 circumstances on Sunday. This is the fifth consecutive day when multiple lakh circumstances have been reported within the nation.

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