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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 Vaccination

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

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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