3 centenarians face of Patiala Covid vaccine drive

3 centenarians face of Patiala Covid vaccine drive

Amid the ongoing vaccination drive, three centenarians have emerged as an inspiration for the youth in Patiala. - File photo

Patiala, April 18

Amid the ongoing vaccination drive, three centenarians have emerged as an inspiration for the youth in Patiala.

Jattan Kaur (105) of Biradwal village, Sita Devi (104) of Kalyan and Najar Singh (104) of Rakhra village have become the face of the drive after being inoculated on Sunday.

Jattan, along with her grandson, went to the special outreach camp organised at her village in Nabha subdivision for the vaccination. Her son Baldev Singh said the courage shown by his mother was exemplary. Najar said everyone should support the government’s efforts to strengthen the fight against the virus by getting vaccinated.

DC Kumar Amit said these bravehearts had set an example for others. “We are visiting every nook and corner of the district to vaccinate all eligible persons,” he said, adding that vaccination was effective in reducing mortality rate. He said they were being helped by panchayats, ward councillors and religious organisations. — TNS

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