FOB, Anantnag organises ICOP on “India’s journey of 100 crore vaccinations” in Budgam

Budgam: Commemorating India’s matchless achievement of administering over 100 crore Made in India vaccine doses, Field Outreach Bureau, Anantnag today organized a mini Integrated Communication and Outreach Programme(ICOP) in Budgam district. The one day long programme was held at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Nagam Chadoora.
The programme was aimed at sensitizing the people especially the youths about the hard work and sacrifices of healthcare and other frontline workers in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the success of the largest vaccine drive.
Speakers stressed on the need to strictly follow the COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and not to be complacent until the war against COVID-19 is decisively won.
Addressing the gathering Prince Noorul Hamid,Sub Divisional Magistrate, Chadoora paid rich tributes to the COVID warriors who laid down their lives in the line of duty. While making a fervent appeal to the people to receive both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Hamid stressed on the youth to take a lead in ensuring that community is fully vaccinated. He gave a detailed overview of the role of administration in fighting the pandemic and cent percent coverage of the first dose in the district.
Block Development Officer,Nagam Sh. Ghulam Mohammad Mir apprised the audience about the role of rural development department in the vaccination drive. He informed that the representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) have been instrumental in the success of the vaccination process at the grassroots level.
Representing the health department, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad presented a detailed overview of the challenges faced by the health workers in the initial stages of the vaccination drive. He also apprised the gathering about the unforgettable role played by healthcare workers in reaching out to the far flung areas to vaccinate people. Earlier in the day students from Govt. Polytechnic College, Nagam also shared their ideas regarding the vaccination process and the responsibilities of citizens especially the student community to lend a helping hand to the frontline workers by volunteering for awareness at the community level to counter misinformation.
On the occasion Field Publicity Officer, Anantnag Shahid Mohammad Lone informed about the initiatives undertaken by different field units of Regional Outreach Bureau J&K and Ladakh region for mass awareness about COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and vaccination.
As part of pre-event activities, students participated in quiz and drawing/painting competitions on Monday. The winners of the competitions were felicitated with prizes and certificates at the conclusion of the event.

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