Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot kickstarted the Covid vaccination drive in the state amidst the good fortune when a day before on Friday there was not a single mortality due to covid in the state.
Gehlot’s starting the drive and interacting with the beneficiaries who received the jab on Saturday is a big step to shed and end the tenebrosity and a feel of melancholy due to the COVID infection. Rajasthan looked all prepared with seamless logistics and expert guidance of the medical community in the state.
During the function organised in Jaipur to mark the occasion, CM officially launched the drive in the state and interacted with the people who were administered the first shot. He asked them about their experience of getting the dose and also what they felt after taking the vaccine. He spoke to a couple of them which gave a very positive message across the state to those who might be jittery.
This occasion reminds about a very popular line of poet Pradeep who wrote in the context of freedom struggle, “Hum Laye Hain Toofan Se Kashti Nikal Le…” in the same way Gehlot worked hard during these 9-10 months after the pandemic had hit the state and left no stone unturned to contain the spread. The Bhilwara model of ruthless containment and Ramganj model received praises and were emulated at other places too while his relief and support to the vulnerable people in the lockdown period will never be forgotten. Rajasthan under his leadership has gone through a journey during which slowly , steadilty and with great expertise Gehlot has taken the state to a point where first shots of the vaccine has been administered.Surely Gehlot deserves all praise for his leadership during this crisis period.