Doraha, April 21
The extension cell of Guru Nanak National College has initiated a campaign to make farmers, labourers, mandi staff and others at nearby grain markets aware of dangers of the Covid pandemic and the urgency to contain its spread by following all prescribed norms.
Volunteers distributed masks and sanitisers among migrants and farmers and apprised them about the rising coronavirus cases.
Taranpreet Singh, Karanpreet Singh and Karanveer Singh, all students of BCA-III at the college, who visited the grain market today, shared, “As procurement is in full swing, it is natural for famers and the labourers to work, which might lead to a spike in virus infection in ‘mandis’. Government officials are trying their best to take all possible measures to contain the virus. We too have been assigned the project of keeping a strict vigil at the Doraha grain market today and warn migrants and farmers not to lower their guard against the pandemic.”
Sandeep Kaur and Sukhwinder Kaur, both students of BA-I at the college, also distributed masks with the assistance of the police among commuters on the Doraha-Neelon stretch and educated them about the importance of taking precautions in order to keep the virus away.
“We have initiated ‘Jan Andolan’, a campaign to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which includes online poster making, essay writing and mask making competitions. These activities are shared through social media handles, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram with # hashtag Unite 2 Fight Corona, to make the people aware of the benefits of social distancing, wearing face masks and sanitising hands regularly,” they added.
College president Roop Brar, along with other committee members and Principal Dr Narinder Sidhu, lauded efforts of the staff and students and urged them to understand their societal responsibilities and contribute constructively from time to time.
The Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Varinder Kumar Sharma, appreciated efforts of college students in educating masses at grain markets regarding ways to save themselves from the virus infection. He also urged other educational institutions to help the district administration in its war against the Covid-19 pandemic.
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