Kerala: Dancing medicos inspire cops to bat for vaccines
Dancing to the tunes of 1970s Boney M classic Rasputin, Janaki and Naveen, two medical students from Kerala's Thrissur Medical College, have shaken the social media for more reasons than one. The 30-second-long video of their dancing in scrubs has gone viral on social media, particularly after a lawyer with leanings to the right-wing warned Janaki Omkumar's parents, citing Naveen Razak's religion.
Here is the video
Scores of people have expressed solidarity with the medicos
But the dancers chose to ignore what the lawyer has been driving at and also the subsequent heated discussion online about their religion, even as scores of others have expressed solidarity with them.
Drawing inspiration, Kerala Police posted a video for vaccination awareness
Now, Kerala Police has also latched on to the dance video in an endeavor to spread awareness among the people on the need to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. It posted a video on its Twitter handle of two vials of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines moving to the tunes of one of the band's popular numbers.
Here is what Kerala Police posted
Kerala recorded 6,986 fresh cases on Sunday
Kerala has so far recorded 11,67,190 total COVID-19 cases, 4,783 COVID-19 deaths, and 11,17,700 recoveries. It reported 6,986 fresh cases on Sunday maintaining a positivity rate of 10.7%.
Video garnered over 6.7 lakh likes on Naveen's Instagram page
Meanwhile, Naveen got over 6.7 lakh likes for the video he posted on his Instagram page and Janaki posted the video on her Youtube channel. It was watched by nearly five lakh people. "A usually dead phone of mine and a pretty not-so-frequently active social media user myself have been on the buzz for the past few days," Naveen wrote on his Instagram page.
Fellow students posted another video dancing to 'Rasputin'
Both Naveen and Janaki sought to ignore the comments made by the lawyer about their dance. As the social media started discussing their religion, fellow students of Janaki and Naveen posted another video with more students dancing to Rasputin. They all appeared in a video wearing their scrubs and masks. Naveen and Janaki made an appearance in the video for a few seconds.