Sixteen-year-old Haryana shooter Manu Bhaker, who won the 10m air pistol gold medal at on-going 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG), will be the brand ambassador of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign to be launched by Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar in the state on 25 April.

Under this campaign, vaccination of about 85 lakh children from nine months to 15 years of age would be carried out. The campaign would continue for five to six weeks.

This was informed in the meeting of State Level Steering Committee for Measles Rubella Campaign held under the chairmanship of chief secretary (CS) DS Dhesi on Monday.

The CS directed to make Indian shooter, Bhaker, the brand ambassador of this campaign besides spreading awareness among gram sachivs and panchayats under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and to include administrative secretaries of 46 blocks allocated under ‘Parivartan’ scheme. Bhaker belongs to Jhajjar district of Haryana and is being hailed as another ‘wonder girl’ in Indian shooting.

It was informed in the meeting that at district level, the campaign would be launched by ministers, members of Parliament and members of legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Under this campaign, immunisation would be carried out in 22,626 government and private schools, 25,771 Anganwadi centres, construction sites, brick kilns, poultry farms, other high risk zones and urban areas.

In districts, supervisory duty of the Campaign has been assigned to medical officers, dental surgeons and AYUSH doctors.

It was also informed that all children of the said age group would be covered under this campaign even if they had already been administered MR or AMR vaccination. One vaccination centre each would be set up at every medical college in the state.