Prime Minister Narendra Modi early on March 1 morning took the first shot of COVAXIN, the Indian-researched and produced COVID-19 vaccine (produced by Bharat Biotech) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.Tweeting a picture of himself getting a shot, Prime Minister Modi said:”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!”It was learnt that the nurse who administered the vaccine jab to Prime Minister Modi was Sister P. Niveda of Puducherry, assisted by a nurse from Kerala. In an interesting coincidence, Kerala and Puducherry are both going to polls in April. Prime Minister Modi wore an Assamese gamcha, another State going to polls.