COVID Vaccination Drive at SXUK
St. Xavier's University, Kolkata (SXUK)
and St. Xavier's University Kolkata
Alumni Association (SXUKAA) organised a
COVID-19 Vaccination Drive in
collaboration with the Department of
Health and Family Welfare, Government of
West Bengal on Wednesday, 23rd June,
2021 at the University's campus. The
camp was supported by the District
Administration of North 24 Parganas, and
Shri Sumit Gupta, IAS, Hon'ble District
Magistrate, North 24 Parganas graced the
occasion as the Chief Guest.
Rev. Fr. John Felix Raj, SJ, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, expressed his gratitude to the District Administration, and all those who were involved in making the event a success, for their support. He said that the University not only realises its responsibility towards its staff and students but also the neighbourhood. Shri Sumit Gupta, IAS, praised the efforts of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata during the COVID pandemic and assured his full support to all its activities.
It is noteworthy to mention that during the last 15 months, St. Xavier's University, Kolkata has taken several steps to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, like distributing relief materials in the neighbourhood and starting a 40-bed Safe Home in the Campus.
Almost 200 beneficiaries, including Jesuit Fathers, university staff, security personnel and construction workers received their jabs in the drive. Father Vice-Chancellor also announced that more such drives will be conducted in the future. The initiative received the active support of the Alumni Association.
- Vatsal Chirimar