Majuli: With a motive to encourage students to vaccinate themselves, the Deputy Commissioner of Majuli Pullock Mahanta, came up with an interesting idea where he offered his chair to a student to become Deputy Commisioner for 10 minutes.
Became Deputy Commisioner in Majuli for 10 minutes: Priya Das
Recently, the Government of Assam launched a vaccination drive for 15-18 years of age, and to promote the vaccination among the students, the Deputy Commissioner of Majuli Pullock Mahanta, made Priya Das, a student from Khagrapar Tibal Higher Seconday School to become Deputy Commisioner for 10 minutes.
As reported by News18, along with thousands of fellow students across Assam who got their vaccine on Monday, Priya Das was hesitant to take the jab.
“Initially I was scared but then DC sir forwarded his chair and made me sit on it saying that I was the Deputy Commissoner of Asia’s largest river island for ten minutes. We all need to take our vaccine. I want to appear for my board finals and for that I need to be safe form Covid” Priya Das said.
90,000 students vaccinated
Additionally, the report further added that on the first of the special vaccination drive around 90,000 students between the age of 15-18 years in 500 schools across the state were vaccinated.
Meanwhile, around three thousand health workers along with the DC and the MLAs and MPs were allocated to achieve the ambitious target.