Savio Figueredo from Aldona, Goa created a stir on social media with a fake advertisement using a popular online application. After it went viral, he told that it was to make people aware.
Corona outbreak continues in the country. For its prevention, a vaccination campaign is being run by the Government of India. Now it seems that corona and vaccination have become a main part of our life. At this time people are being made aware about vaccination. Even dating apps now have the option to show a “vaccination” badge. In the midst of all this, a girl’s matrimonial advertisement on the Arrange Marriage Metropolitan site regarding vaccination is going viral.
These days a matrimonial advertisement of a girl on the metromonial site is becoming very viral. In this he has written that he has got both the vaccines of Corona. That is why they are looking for such a groom who does not have any symptoms of corona and has got both doses of Corona Vaccine Kovishield. This ad given in the newspaper has started becoming very viral on social media. Many people have shared this.
Shashi Tharoor also shared
Apart from the common people, this ad has also attracted the attention of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. He has also shared it on Twitter. He wrote, “No doubt your favorite wedding gift will be a booster shot! Is this going to be the new normal for us?”
What was the truth behind this?
Although many people tried to find out how much this ad is true and how much is false. It turned out that the ad was a “harmless” campaign launched by a man from Aldona, Goa. So that people can be influenced to get the COVID vaccine shot. It was created by the pharmacist, Savio Figueredo.
Vaccinated bride seeks vaccinated groom! No doubt the preferred marriage gift will be a booster shot!? Is this going to be our New Normal? pic.twitter.com/AJXFaSAbYs
– Shashi Tharoor (hasShashiTharoor) June 8, 2021
Her original post, shared on Facebook last week, wasn’t just flashy matrimonial ads. Titled “The Future of Matrimonials”, she shared the ad with a phone number of a vaccination centre. It also gave a date for receiving the second dose of injection after the interval was extended.
Statement from Figueredo who posted the ad
The person who posted the ad, Savio Figueredo, said that he created the ad with the intention of encouraging people to get the vaccine and posted it on his Facebook page. People thought it was real and made it viral. He said that after this he started getting marriage related calls from Kolkata, Odisha and Mangaluru.
Figueredo insisted that it was never meant to go viral and that the post was only for his friend list on the platform. He is happy that this ad has reached many people. After this, if 10 people also get the vaccine, then they will be happy.
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