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'Proud Moment': Amitabh Bachchan Hails India's Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

The 78-year-old actor on Sunday exuded confidence that Indians will eliminate coronavirus just like they eliminated polio.

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'Proud Moment': Amitabh Bachchan Hails India's Covid-19 Vaccination Drive
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'Proud Moment': Amitabh Bachchan Hails India's Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

As India carries out the world's biggest vaccination drive against Covid-19, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan expressed hope of emerging stronger and making India Covid-19 free. 

The 78-year-old actor took to Twitter on Sunday to harken back to the moment when India valiantly fought the poliovirus and said it shall "just as proud a moment" when Covid-19 is eliminated. 

As India kickstarted world's largest vaccination drive against coronavirus over the weekend, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is hopeful that the country will become Covid-19 free.

"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 campaign in India, posted on Twitter.

The "Gulabo Sitabo" star fronted UNICEF's campaign till the country became polio-free in 2014.

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had earlier this month approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country, paving the way for a massive inoculation drive.

Bachchan was also roped in by the central government to make people aware of preventive measures to fight Covid-19 via a caller tune.

The actor, who tested positive for the virus in July last year and recovered in over two weeks, has been actively spreading the word on coronavirus on social media since the pandemic hit the country.

Bachchan has also been supporting and promoting campaigns related to tuberculosis-free India, childhood immunisation and Clean India.

With PTI inputs

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