Students and alumni of National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata launched a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive for students, alumni and staff of the law school to facilitate the process of vaccination for the NUJS family.
The Alumni Association of NUJS run by the institute’s old students in collaboration with the NUJS Alumni Cell, which is run by the present students, vaccinated around 255 people including students, alumni, teachers, mess, security and housekeeping staff and their families of NUJS .
The drive was so far held in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
The drive started in Bengaluru on June 5 when 56 NUJS alumni and their families received the vaccination at the Vikram Hospital in the city.
“Our alumni network is spread across the entire country and beyond. Safety and well-being of the members is of primary importance in the pandemic . We have started this drive to facilitate the vaccination process for all members of the NUJS family,” said Nishant Beniwal, who is 2005 NUJS graduate and president of the NUJS Alumni Association.
In Kolkata, as many as 179 people including alumni, present students, teaching and non-teaching staff and their families were vaccinated , Ankit Pal, the coordinator of the student-run Alumni Cell at NUJS, Kolkata said.
The Alumni Cell partnered with Fortis Hospital to vaccinate the 179 people in Kolkata, said Pal.
Now that the institute is closed, the organisers contacted the workers and their families, many of whom stay in places located far-away from Kolkata.
Pick-up and drop facilities by private cabs were organized for the workers and their families. Several cabs left as early as 4 AM to travel more than 100 kilometers to pick up the beneficiaries.
The students also volunteered to call the workers and their families personally to assist them in registering on the CoWin App, Pal said.
“We set up a volunteer network of students who called the workers and got them registered on the CoWin App. Each and every volunteer worked tirelessly to work out the logistics,” Ankit Pal told EducationWorld.
According to Aritri Roy Chowdhury, who is a 2016 NUJS graduate, around 20 people received the vaccination in Hyderabad at Yashoda Hospital in the city.Campus, News