Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A villager from Betul district in Madhya Pradesh replied in negative when Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him if he got vaccinated. Modi then asked him not to get impress with the rumours and take the jab. He also asked him to motivate other villagers and quote his name (Modi) to quell the vaccine fears.
Madhya Pradesh found prominent mention in PM Modi’s weekly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ this Sunday. First he talked to the residents of Dulariya village in Betul District and secondly he mentioned about another farmer Ramlotan from Satna district, who grows and preserves species of rare medicinal plants and grains.
When Modi asked Rajesh Hirawe of Dulariya village if he got vaccinated, he replied in negative. The PM then asked him the reason and Hirawe said that there were rumours about vaccines circulating on whatsapp and the tribal people easily get influenced.
Rajesh added that the whole village hasn’t got vaccinated yet. PM then told him about vaccination drives in details in other parts of country along with examples of other villages. Rajesh then promised to motivate others in his village also to get the jab.
Modi also talked to another person from the village Kishorilal Dhurve. He too gave the same reason for not being vaccinated. After a little friendly chat, PM said that, ‘Work to stop the rumuors and tell people that you interacted with me.’
Modi mentions Ramlotan from Satna
During his address to nation, Modi mentioned about Ramlotan from Satna district who is known for conserving medicinal plants and grains.
‘Ramlotan Kushwaha ji, a friend from Satna of Madhya Pradesh, has done a very commendable job. Ramlotan ji has built a museum of indigenous plants on his farm. In this museum, he has collected hundreds of medicinal plants and seeds. And he has brought them here from far flung regions. Apart from this, he also grows many types of Indian vegetables every year. People visit this garden, this museum of Ramlotan ji, and learn a lot from it,’ said Modi in his address.
Ramlotan lives in Pithorabad Nai Basti in Uchehara block of Satna district. He is close friend of Padamshri Babulal Dahiya and working with him to conserve biodiversity. He has collection of several rare species of medicinal plants, herbs and grains.