As India kickstarted world’s largest vaccination drive towards coronavirus over the weekend, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he's hopeful that the nation will turn into COVID-19 free.
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had earlier this month accredited Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covidshield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use within the nation, paving the way in which for a large inoculation drive.
The 78-year-old actor on Sunday stated folks of India will get rid of coronavirus from the nation like polio.
“It was a proud moment when we made India polio free; it shall be just as proud a moment when we make India COVID-19 free #LargestVaccineDrive @MoHFW_India @UNICEFIndia #largestVaccinationdrive JAI HIND,” Bachchan, who was the UNICEF goodwill ambassador for the polio eradication marketing campaign in India, posted on Twitter.
T 3785 –It was a proud second once we made India polio free ; it shall be simply as proud a second once we make India COVID-19 free #LargestVaccineDrive@MoHFW_India @UNICEFIndia #largestVaccinationdriveJAI HIND 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 17, 2021
The Gulabo Sitabo star fronted UNICEF’s marketing campaign until the nation grew to become polio free in 2014.
Bachchan was additionally roped in by the central authorities to make folks conscious of preventive measures to combat COVID-19 through a caller tune.
The actor, who examined constructive for the virus in July final 12 months and recovered in over two weeks, has been actively spreading the phrase on coronavirus on social media for the reason that pandemic hit the nation.
Bachchan has additionally been supporting and selling campaigns associated to tuberculosis-free India, childhood immunisation and Clean India.