COVID Warrior: Chennai Based Artist Designs ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Auto’ To Create Awareness About Vaccination

COVID Warrior: Chennai Based Artist Designs ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Auto’ To Create Awareness About Vaccination

After Corona auto and Corona helmet, Chennai based artist has come up with ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Auto’ to educate people about the importance of vaccines
COVID Warrior Chennai Based Artist Designs ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Auto’ To Create Awareness About VaccinationChennai-based artist B. Gowtham has designed an auto-rickshaw on the theme of COVID-19 vaccination
Highlights
  • COVID Vaccine auto has been designed along with Greater Chennai Corporation
  • Painted in light blue colour, the auto features a vaccine vial at the top
  • Syringes protruding from auto's sides have been carved from waste mater

New Delhi: On one hand is the ongoing fight against the pandemic and on the other is the equally potent battle against misinformation. Both are real and both need to be fought and won. At a time when there is universal consensus about vaccines being the only weapon to tame the spread of coronavirus and prevent another deadly wave, the problem of vaccine hesitancy is also a reality. It is this latter cause that Chennai-based artist B. Gowtham has taken on.

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Since spreading awareness and empowering people with the correct information about vaccines is the only way to shred any doubts that people may have, the artist decided to get creative. Mr Gowtham designed an auto-rickshaw with vaccination as the main theme.

The core idea is to create awareness among people about how vaccine is important to build immunity in our communities faster and can get back to normal lives, says Mr. Gowtham.

Painted in light blue colour, the auto-rickshaw features a large replica of vaccine vial mounted at the top and syringes protruding from all sides. Mr Gowtham, who is the founder of the art firm, ‘Art Kingdom’, created this mobile art piece using waste pipes, recycling old plastic bottles and other discarded materials.

Many people are afraid of getting vaccinated. Through this special auto, I hope to make people understand the importance of vaccines, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Gowtham told ANI, a news agency.

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Take A Look At COVID-19 Vaccine Auto

Mr Gowtham, in association with the Greater Chennai Corporation, has been creating awareness about SARS-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. Last year in April, the COVID warrior also created ‘Corona Auto’ and ‘Corona helmet’, to spread awareness about the infectious disease and the best ways to prevent it by wearing mask, maintaining social distance and hand hygiene. The Corona Auto was used to distribute masks to people who were spotted without it.

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The earlier COVID-19 inspired auto was made using 163 plastic bottles to create the body of the deadly virus. The auto was painted in hues of red. Highlighting the use of plastic bottles for the cause, artist Gowtham added,

People use plastic bottles and throw them on the road carelessly. The idea to use these plastic bottles is to make people aware that they should not do this. Moreover, during this crucial time of coronavirus, people should take extra precautions and not dump the used plastic bottles carelessly.

The team at the Art Kingdom had also created a Corona helmet that was given to police officials in Chennai to stop people at the checkpoint who were caught breaking coronavirus rules. The idea was to create awareness among citizens.

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(With inputs from ANI)

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

19,66,15,634Cases
6,33,31,644Active
12,90,85,240Recovered
41,98,750Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,66,15,634 and 41,98,750 have died; 6,33,31,644 are active cases and 12,90,85,240 have recovered as on July 30, 2021 at 4:07 am.

India

3,15,72,344 44,230Cases
4,05,155 1,315Active
3,07,43,972 42,360Recovered
4,23,217 555Deaths
In India, there are 3,15,72,344 confirmed cases including 4,23,217 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,05,155 and 3,07,43,972 have recovered as on July 30, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

62,90,156 7,242

81,933 3,980

60,75,888 11,032

1,32,335 190

Kerala

33,49,365 22,064

1,55,327 5,287

31,77,453 16,649

16,585 128

Karnataka

29,01,247 2,052

23,277 685

28,41,479 1,332

36,491 35

Tamil Nadu

25,55,664 1,859

21,207 314

25,00,434 2,145

34,023 28

Andhra Pradesh

19,62,049 2,107

21,279 280

19,27,438 1,807

13,332 20

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,373 60

784 16

16,84,834 44

22,755

West Bengal

15,26,539 766

11,300 70

14,97,116 822

18,123 14

Delhi

14,36,144 51

554 19

14,10,541 70

25,049

Chhattisgarh

10,01,781 130

2,086 140

9,86,175 270

13,520

Odisha

9,74,132 1,615

15,276 489

9,53,088 2,039

5,768 65

Rajasthan

9,53,622 17

259 9

9,44,410 26

8,953

Gujarat

8,24,829 27

268 6

8,14,485 33

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,796 18

130 0

7,81,153 18

10,513

Haryana

7,69,858 30

712 10

7,59,516 17

9,630 3

Bihar

7,24,719 46

481 1

7,14,596 42

9,642 3

Telangana

6,43,716 623

9,188 126

6,30,732 746

3,796 3

Punjab

5,99,005 58

553 6

5,82,162 60

16,290 4

Assam

5,64,030 1,299

14,114 385

5,44,695 1,664

5,221 20

Jharkhand

3,47,105 56

259 22

3,41,720 34

5,126

Uttarakhand

3,41,982 48

669 3

3,33,952 51

7,361

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,207 181

1,144 5

3,15,686 175

4,377 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,05,728 229

1,098 145

2,01,110 84

3,520

Goa

1,70,900 90

1,077 5

1,66,679 93

3,144 2

Puducherry

1,20,725 98

972 49

1,17,961 49

1,792

Manipur

96,824 1,000

10,895 27

84,408 1,016

1,521 11

Tripura

78,059 271

3,640 221

73,665 488

754 4

Meghalaya

63,745 731

5,750 294

56,933 423

1,062 14

Chandigarh

61,948 5

37 1

61,102 4

809

Arunachal Pradesh

47,477 335

4,252 49

43,000 383

225 1

Mizoram

37,171 764

11,862 252

25,168 511

141 1

Nagaland

27,653 67

1,299 51

25,798 114

556 4

Sikkim

26,132 276

3,297 180

22,498 92

337 4

Ladakh

20,324 4

60 4

20,057 8

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,643 1

36 5

10,603 6

4

Lakshadweep

10,162 7

70 6

10,042 13

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,534 3

10 3

7,395

129

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