Mumbai Police picks up a scene from Amitabh Bachchan's Agneepath to share a message on corona
The digital age is marked by the presence of a hilarious meme culture and its infectious fervour has inspired the Mumbai Police as well. The officials chose the meme method to impart pertinent information about the pandemic via their Instagram handle on Sunday. Taking a scene from actor Amitabh Bachchan's legendary Agneepath movie, Mumbai Police spread the importance of washing hands during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Wash your hands, wash corona away
With the rise in the number of cases in Mumbai, more checks have been imposed on the people travelling to and fro from the city. So in a bid to create awareness about the importance of washing hands in order to prevent the transmission of the virus, Mumbai Police shared a scene from Amitabh Bachchan's Agneepath, asking, "Kya aapne kabhi jaanane ki koshish ki, ki Ma ko kya pasand hai?" (Have you ever tried to know what does your mother like?).
This is not the first time that Mumbai Police is making inventive use of the meme culture to create awareness. In the past too, the officials have often worked on fancy measures using entertaining trends on social media platforms, like Instagram and Twitter. Through such posts, the netizens are left amused and informed, be it about cyber-safety or covid protocols.
With the evolving digital age, social media churns out new trends and memes at the flick of a finger on a daily basis. Accordingly, police officials of different states have used various viral memes to create awareness on an array of subjects. Just a few days back, UP cops too, marked their participation in the 'pawri' trend, deploying a catchy and creative interpretation of it. Read here- UP Police joins 'Pawri ho rahi hai' meme trend; asks to call 112 if troubled by late night parties