Chandigarh, Apr 10 (PTI) India’s teen shooting sensation Manu Bhaker will be the brand ambassador of Haryana’s Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign.
The campaign would be launched by state’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on April 25.
Vaccination of about 85 lakh children — from nine months to 15 years of age — would be carried out under this campaign.
The campaign, which would continue for 5-6 weeks, was decided in a meeting of State Level Steering Committee for Measles Rubella Campaign held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, D S Dhesi, here yesterday.
Dhesi directed to make the 16-year-old shooter from Jhajjar, Manu Bhaker, the brand ambassador of this campaign besides spreading awareness among gram sachivs and panchayats under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
Bhaker, a Class 12th student, recently won women’s 10m air pistol gold medal on April 8 at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Manu Bhaker had also bagged multiple gold medals at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico and the subsequent Junior World Cup in Sydney.
Under the campaign, immunisation would be carried out in 22,626 government and private schools, 25,771 Anganwadi centres, construction sites, brick kilns, poultry farms, other high risk zones and urban areas.
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