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PM Modi Dons "Assamese Gamosa", Takes 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

PM Narendra Modi was administered Bharat BioTech's Covaxin by AIIMS nurse Sister P Niveda from Puducherry. The second nurse Rosamma Anil was from Kerala.

PM Modi Dons Assamese Gamosa, Takes 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen wearing an Assamese Gamosa while he took the first dose of COVID19 vaccine at AIIMS New Delhi on February 28.

In a tweet, Narendra Modi on March 1 wrote, "Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!"

Meanwhile, taking to his Twitter handle, Assam State Minister Himanata Biswa Sarma wrote, "We feel immensely happy and blessed that Hon PM Sri @narendramodi chose to wear a Gamosa while getting his first dose of vaccine at AIIMS. It shows how much he values this symbol of Assamese culture and heritage. Forever in gratitude"

It is to be mentioned that with this, PM Modi becomes the first person to take a Covid shot as nationwide vaccination of persons above 60 and those over 45 with illnesses begins today.

Notably, PM Modi will now need his second dose in 28 days from the date of the first shot of the vaccine.

According to reports, PM Modi was administered Bharat BioTech's Covaxin by Sister P Niveda from Puducherry. The second nurse Rosamma Anil was from Kerala.

Meanwhile the AIIMS nurse, PM Modi chatted with them and remarked after receiving the vaccine: "Laga bhi diya aur pata bhi nahin chala (Already done? I didn't even feel it)."

P Niveda, who has been with AIIMS for three years now, said that she learnt today morning that PM Modi was coming for the Covid-19 vaccine.

"Sir (PM Modi) has been administered the first dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. The second dose will be given in 28 days. He asked us where do we belong to after the vaccination," said Sister P Niveda.

Gamosa of Assam is symbolic of the blessings of women from the eastern state. He has been seen wearing it on many occasions.

The second phase of the country's vaccination campaign against the coronavirus infection to vaccinate those over 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities started today as the country hopes to win the war against the infection.

India, which has reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after the United States, has so far vaccinated over 12 million health and front-line workers.

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