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120-year-old woman in J&K sets an example, gets vaccinated

Last Updated on May 22, 2021 at 5:18 pm

A 120-year-old woman, Dholi Devi who belongs to the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir has set an example for younger people after getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

To acknowledge the inspirational act of Dholi Devi, the Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Y K Joshi himself went to her residence and felicitated the centenarian at her home. By seeing this encouraging act several other adults of the region followed the footsteps of Dhola Devi and got vaccinated against the deadly virus.

Moreover, Dhola Devi did not face any trouble while getting vaccinated or no post-vaccine effects were observed, added her great-grandson, Chaman Lal. As well as, he thanked the medical authorities for sending a team to their residence for the vaccination procedure. 

Lt Gen Joshi, a Kargil War hero, drove to the house of Dholi Devi in Gar Katiyas village of Dudu tehsil in the district, and honoured the senior citizen amid the presence of locals and top army officers and was truly impressed by this inspiring act. Army officers said the centenarian has inspired an entire village to make the vaccination drive a huge success. 

Since the country is facing a big challenge of COVID-19 crises, such encouraging stories motivate people and various authorities around the whole nation.