Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s singing sensation Satyajeet Jena has become the new face of Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign with UNICEF India tweeting a picture of him while being inoculated.
He was vaccinated at his school in Anandapur in Keonjhar district yesterday. The young singer appealed to parents support the campaign and protect their children from air-borne communicable diseases.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had flagged off the campaign on January 29, which will cover around 1.13 crore children in the state.
The Health and Family Welfare Department of the Odisha government is also going gung ho with hashtag ‘No Child Left Out’ and different awareness campaigns.
Recently it posted the picture of Ganga and Jamuna from Kashipal Primary School, Sukruli, in Mayurbhanj district happily posing with their MR vaccination certificates and wished them a bright future.
Pictures of health workers carrying kits, tents, cooking utensils and items and moving in difficult terrains and cut-off areas of Malkangiri, ensuring no community and habitat is left out, is also doing the rounds on Twitter.
In Balasore, mothers are seen playing musical chair and participating in rangoli competition as their children are immunised.
MRVaccination has turned a celebration of health & well-being of children in Odisha. Mothers at Maharshi Siksha Niketan, Khaprapara, Balasore city enthusiastically take part in a musical chair game & Rangoli competition as their children are immunised. #NoChildLeftOut pic.twitter.com/CzEKkbnBtt
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) February 11, 2018
Similarly, children of a school in Dhenkanal district presented a dance to create awareness and educate people on the same.
ଢେଙ୍କାନାଳ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ନେପାଳୀ ଉଚ୍ଚ ପ୍ରାଥମିକ ବିଦ୍ୟାପୀଠର ଛାତ୍ରୀମାନେ ବେଶ ନିଆରା ଢଙ୍ଗରେ ସୁନ୍ଦର ନୃତ୍ୟ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଏମଆର୍ ଟୀକାକରଣ ନେଇ ସଚେତନତା ବାର୍ତ୍ତା ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି। ଟୀକାକରଣ ନେଇ ଜମା ଭୟଭୀତ ହୁଅନ୍ତୁ ନାହିଁ, ଏହାକୁ ଆନନ୍ଦର ସହ ନିଅନ୍ତୁ। #MRVaccination #NoChildLeftOut pic.twitter.com/gEZ86C7rGx
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) February 13, 2018
On the other hand, school students in different parts of the state have turned MR Warriors, taking out rallies with a resolve to make parents and villagers aware of the vaccination drive.