New Delhi (NVI): The world’s biggest vaccination drive against coronavirus is set to begin in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said.
He made the announcement while addressing the National Metrology Conclave on Monday via video. The theme of the conclave, was ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’.
The Prime Minister inaugurated National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya, via video conferencing.
During his addressing, PM Modi praised the scientists for the ‘Make in India’ vaccines against coronavirus. “The Indian scientists have been successful in coming up with two ‘made in India’ COVID19 vaccines. The country is proud of its scientists,” Modi said.
“World’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination programme set to begin in India. For this, the country is proud of the contributions of its scientists and technicians,” the PM added.
PM said we do not want to fill the world with Indian products, but we must win the hearts of every customer of Indian products in every corner of the world.
“We have to make sure that ‘Made in India’ needs to have global demand as well as acceptance,” he asserted.
“Quality of services in our country and products, both public or private sector, will determine India’s strength in the world. No research is complete with comparing and calculating. We also need to calculate our achievements as well,” the PM said.
He will also lay the foundation stone of the ‘National Environmental Standards Laboratory’ in the national capital.
The National Environmental Standards Laboratory will aid self-reliance in the certification of ambient air and industrial emission monitoring equipment.
It should be noted that the National Atomic Timescale generates Indian Standard Time (IST) with an accuracy of 2.8 nanoseconds.
Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya supports testing and calibration of laboratories for quality assurance, at par with international standards.
This year’s National Metrology Conclave has been organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi.