Hoshiarpur, April 5
At a time when TikTok, a video-sharing social networking service, is being flooded with funny videos, the District Youth Services Department, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala, has decided to use the entertainment application to spread awareness on Covid-19.
It has announced ‘Best TikToker Competition’ for people of age group of 15 to 35 years and having one to three participants. The video should based on safe hands challenge and other preventive measures that one can take to steer clear of Covid-19.
Talking to The Tribune, Preet Kohli, Assitant Director, Youth Services Department, Hoshiarpur, and Kapurthala, said its his own initiative and he had created a post about the video competition and uploaded it on all social media platforms and forwarded it in school groups he was associated with.
“To overcome boredom, people are highly active on TikTok these days. They make funny videos in which you can see husband washing utensils or children lip-synch to songs or famous dialogues. After realising the craze for TikTok among youngsters, I got this idea of best video competition and people would get motivated to keep themselves safe,” Kohli said.
He said the fact that he had received 20-30 awareness videos in which people were cleaning their door knobs, washing hands and helping poor not only from Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala but from other districts also. He said this shows that his post had reached hundreds of people which was a good thing.
“The last date to send videos is April 10. After that we will soon declare the results and the top three videos would be honoured with certificate and a memento,” he added.
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