DHUBRI: A young social activist has taken up the challenge to vaccinate people who do not have Android mobile phones, and are completely ignorant about the COVID-19.
Dipankar Mazumdar of Dhubri town not only campaigned and created awareness, particularly among this section of people but also took them to the vaccination centres and got them vaccinated. After completing the first dose of vaccination of over 100 people of Dhubri town, Mazumdar again took them to the centres for the second dose of vaccination.
When asked about his selfless mission of vaccination, Mazumdar said that it was in mid-April when he and a few of his friends were having samosas from a street vendor that it suddenly struck him whether this vendor had taken COVID vaccine. When the vendor replied in the negative, Mazumdar started thinking how such people, who are not tech-savvy, could be vaccinated to break the chain of the COVID-19 virus.
"Since people who do not get vaccinated can become super spreaders tomorrow, I vowed to go out and help such people who are ignorant about the vaccination process. I have helped 103 people to get both first and second doses of vaccine," the young activist said.
Mazumdar targeted fishermen, gas cylinder delivery men, drinking water supply men, barbers, grocery dealers, daily workers, hawkers and roadside vendors. He is now called 'Vaccine Man' in Dhubri.