Mysore/Mysuru: Bharat Biotech last week celebrated Covaxin’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organisation (WHO), two days after the global health organisation gave the much-anticipated nod to India’s indigenous vaccine.
While celebrating the go-ahead given to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in partnership with ICMR and the National Institute of Virology, the company, on their official Twitter account, shared a video of a small girl dressed up as Covaxin, highlighting the features of the vaccine. The little girl is M.V. Vidhathri, a first standard student of Vidyavardhaka School in Kuvempunagar in the city. She wore the ‘Covaxin’ fancy dress to a competition in her school and her video had gone viral. In the video, Vidhathri can be heard speaking about the vaccine and its features.
Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shobha Karandlaje picked up the video and complimented the girl and her parents for promoting an indigenous vaccine.
Vidhathri is the daughter of Vignesh and Ashwini, residents of Anikethana Road in Kuvempunagar.
The Bharat Biotech thanked Vidhathri for being the mascot of Covaxin and wrote, “Today, as Bharat Biotech celebrates the WHO approval of COVAXIN, we stumbled upon a video of a little girl dressed up as COVAXIN. We all were delighted to have watched this along with our whole team in today’s meeting. Thank you Vidhathri, for being a mascot for COVAXIN.”