Wanted `Vaccinated Groom'; Truth behind the viral matrimonial advt
Ponnani: A matrimonial advertisement of a post graduate woman had gone viral on social media. Along with the educational qualification, age, religion and community, the advertisement also revealed that the girl is vaccinated with two doses of Covishield. Inviting matching proposals for the girl, the advertisement clearly mentioned that only those who received two doses of Covishield can contact.
As the advertisement went viral on social media, many people praised the bold move which made vaccination mandatory for wedding. Netizens also shared the quirky advertisement on their social media pages.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also shared it on Twitter.
“Vaccinated bride seeks vaccinated groom! No doubt the preferred marriage gift will be a booster shot!? Is this going to be our New Normal?,” tweeted Shashi Tharoor as sharing the advertisement.
But the truth behind this advertisement is something else. A Goa native conceived the idea of the matrimonial ad for creating awareness on vaccinaton.
Savio Figueiredo (58), a community pharmacist in Aldona, Goa has given the advertisement in an English Newspaper. After publishing the ad on the matrimonial page, he shared it on his Facebook page with a caption ‘Future of Matrimonials’ . Interestingly, he has given his own mobile number on the ad.
He received many phone calls from Kolkata, Odisha and Mangaluru for the marriage proposal. After receiving the calls, he is happy that his plan yielded results.
“I created the advertisement and shared it on Facebook to encourage people to get vaccinated. People shared it thinking it is a real ad and it became viral,” said Savio Figueiredo.
Vaccination will help one to save life of others too. As the advertisement went viral, many people opined that vaccination should be made one of the criteria for marriage proposals.