Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here today that a nationwide “JaanHai To JahaanHai” awareness campaign will be launched on 21st June 2021 to create awareness on Corona vaccination in rural and remote areas of the country and also to “Crush and Curb” the rumours and apprehensions, being spread by some vested interests regarding the on-going vaccination drive.
Shri Naqvi said that the Ministry of Minority Affairs, along with various Socio-Educational Organisations, NGOs and Women Self Help Groups will launch the awareness campaign.
He said that the nationwide awareness campaign will be launched from Minority concentrated District Rampur (UP) and it will also be organised in different parts of the country.
Various religious leaders, prominent people from social, educational, cultural, medical, science and other fields will give effective messages to the people to get vaccinated. Street plays will also be organised across the country under the campaign.
Shri Naqvi said that some vested interests are trying to spread rumours and apprehensions regarding Corona vaccines in some areas of the country. Such elements are enemies of the health and well-being of the people.
The Minister said that two “Made in India” Corona vaccines are result of the hard work of our scientists and it has been proved scientifically that these vaccines are absolutely safe and effective weapon in the fight against Corona.
He said that State Haj Committees, Waqf Boards, their associated organisations, Central Waqf Council, Maulana Azad Education Foundation, various social and educational institutions, NGOs, Women Self Help Groups, working under “Nai Roshni” scheme of the Minority Affairs Ministry, will be part of the awareness campaign “JaanHai To JahaanHai”. These organisations will also encourage and persuade the people to get vaccinated to tackle the Corona pandemic.
Religious leaders and prominent people from various fields including Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari; Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, Delhi, Dr. Mufti Mukarram Ahmad; Jain Guru Acharya Lokesh Muni; Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee President Shri Manjinder Singh Sirsa; Ajmer Sharif DargahSajjadanashin Syed ZainulAbedin; AnjumanSyyedJadgan, Dargah Ajmer Sharif Chairman Haji Syed MoinHussain; Dargah Ajmer Sharif KhadimJanabSyed GhulamKibriyaDastagir; All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Chairman Syed NaseruddinChishty; DargahNizamuddin, Delhi Sajjadanashin Syed HammadNizami; Shia Masjid, Delhi Imam MaulanaMohhamad Ali MohsinTaqvi; Inter Faith Harmony Foundation of India Founder Dr. Khawaja Iftikhar Ahmed; Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Tariq Mansoor; All India Imam Organisation Chief Imam Dr.Umer Ahmed Ilyasi; renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Mazda Turel; Director UNESCO Parzor and JiyoParsiDr.Shernaz Kama, various Christian and Buddh religious leaders; personalities from film, television and other fields will give effective messages and appeal to create awareness on Corona vaccination.
Shri Naqvi stated that the Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is running the world’s largest Corona vaccination drive in India. Crores of people have been vaccinated so far in the country. India is far ahead in Corona vaccination in comparison to those nations who already had better resources and facilities.
Shri Naqvi said that the Government and the society have worked united to defeat Corona with the commitment, determination and self-restraint and the country is coming out of the crisis.
N. Ao/(MoMA release)