The government is aiming at a COVID-19 vaccination record today to check the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A 20-day mega event – “Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan” – has also been planned by PM Modi’s party, the BJP, to mark his “20 years in public service”.
“Let’s do #VaccineSeva and give him (PM Modi) birthday gift by getting vaccinated those who have not taken the dose so far,” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said yesterday, urging people to get the shots.
Leaders of the ruling BJP have been encouraged to promote the jab and the state officials have been told to double the everyday rate. The BJP, which has set an objective of 2 crore doses, for now, has prepared around eight lakh volunteers.
During the 20-day uber outreach program that will proceed till October 7 – Narendra Modi was confirmed 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 salute him for his endeavors as “party members commit themselves to public service”.
Hoardings saying thanks to PM Modi “for free food grains and vaccination for the poor” will also be set up as part of the campaign, the BJP said in a statement.
In Uttar Pradesh, where decisions are expected one year from now, the party laborers will hold a mission to clean stream Ganga at 71 destinations.
“Intellectuals and famous personalities will be invited to attend events that focus on PM Modi’s life and his achievements. In various languages, opinions and articles by prominent personalities will be published to ensure the message reaches out to the public,” the party statement said.
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 part. “All representatives will go to vaccine centers with an aim to spread awareness and thank the Prime Minister,” the party members have been told.
On Gandhi Jayanti, October 2, a massive cleanliness campaign will be held and a public message will be conveyed, empowering the utilization of Khadi and neighborhood items.
Children who have been orphaned because of Covid will be enrolled by the BJP laborers so they can get benefits from the PM-CARES store.
As indicated by the ruling party, all gifts got by the Prime Minister will be auctioned on the government website pmmemontos.gov.in.
The BJP has been observing PM Modi’s birthday as “Seva Diwas” (Service Day) since 2014 when he turned into the Prime Minister. The party organises welfare activities across the country for a week but this time it has extended the celebrations to 20 days as PM Modi is completing his two decades holding public office.