Inspiring Story: 120-year-old Kashmir woman takes coronavirus vaccine

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Dholi Devi (Image: Twitter/NorthernComd_IA)
Dholi Devi (Image: Twitter/NorthernComd_IA)

Udhampur : A 120-year-old woman living in Kashmir has become an inspiration for people living in the rural areas of Udhampur district as she took her first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

At a time when most of the people are hesitant towards taking the vaccine jab, 120-year-old Dholi Devi got herself the shot on May 17. Her actions may change the mindset of the society, said an Army commander.

"Dholi Devi represents the voice of hope during the pandemic gloom and the entire village has now voluntarily come forward for inoculation inspired by her," Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Y K Joshi said.

Speaking to reporters after the vaccination, Dholi Devi said that she is 120 years old and she is facing no problems after getting jabbed.

Her grandson Chaman Lal said, "She got vaccinated at this age. She faced no problem and had no fever. Her appeal to all is to get vaccinated."

The Indian Army has been taking steps to fight the misinformation regarding the vaccination drive in the UT.

Massive outreach programmes have been launched to empower the people by providing them the right information and equipping them with the knowledge necessary in the fight against the pandemic.