As part of World Health Day celebration and to rouse awareness about importance of COVID vaccination, a lecture was conducted in various schools of Rajouri’s Kalakote by Kalakote based Rashtriya Rifles battalion so that myths being propagated can be countered at the grass roots level.
Due to hilly terrain and inaccessibility of medical authorities into remote areas, the general population in these villages is unaware about benefits of innoculation, said army.
It added that the Kalakot garrison and its troops present in block of Pouni, Talwara and Mohogala took up the responsibility to spread the word to rouse awareness on this pertinent topic.
In order to counter these rumours and myths the Rashtriya Riffles troops reached out the children of schools to take this message to their homes and villages and encourage max population to join the vaccination drive and eradicate COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking advantage of the World Health Day celebration troops of Rashtriya Rifles conducted lectures on COVID safety measures, symptoms of the disease and effects of the vaccination.
The initiative aims to recruit children as COVID warriors and Myth Busters in the COVID vaccination drive.