Madhya Pradesh: Wish to buy android phone? Betul district administration has prize for you

The vaccination against Covid-19, which is moving at snail's pace in rural areas, still remains a matter of concern.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, September 17, 2021, 07:25 PM IST
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BHOPAL: The Betul district administration, on Friday, announced series of individual awards to promote vaccination during mega drive launched to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. Awards include android mobile handsets.

The vaccination against Covid-19, which is moving at snail's pace in rural areas, still remains a matter of concern. The government is insisting on increasing vaccination by running different awareness campaigns.

Betul district collector Amanbir Singh Bains told Free Press that social volunteers have come forward to sponsor awards. “There are five awards including android mobile handsets, torch, umbrella. Bets will be drawn on September 20. It is an initiative to promote vaccination among masse,” he added.

Earlier, former Vidhan Sabha speaker and MLA of Hoshangabad assembly seat Sitasharan Sharma had announced to give Rs 10 lakh to the village in his constituency, which attains 100 per cent vaccination first. Sharma visited villages and appealed to for inoculation.

Similarly, Bagli MLA Pahad Singh Kannauje announced award of Rs 5 lakh for village panchayat, which will achieve 100% vaccination first and Rs 3 lakh for panchayat, which comes second. An amount of Rs 1 lakh will be given to next 5 panchayats, which will achieve the target. The amount will be given from MLA fund.

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