Jaipur, July 1, 2020
Jaipur’s leading consumer organization CUTS International, as part of its Covid response activities, has launched a massive awareness campaign in the State. The campaign was formally launched today in Chittorgarh. CUTS will conduct several awareness activities in 11 districts of Rajasthan from July 1 to 15.
As part of ongoing projects of CUTS, which is being implemented in various districts of the state, awareness activities related to the corona pandemic will be organized. These districts are Jaipur, Dausa, Sawai Madhopur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Udaipur, Kota, Jhalawar, Jodhpur and Banswara. In addition to educating the target population through various means, sanitizing kits consisting of materials such as masks, sanitizers, soap etc. will also be distributed. The Hindustan Unilever had contributed 5000 soaps free of cost to be distributed to the participants of these awareness events.
‘The purpose of the campaign is to educate people residing in villages, hamlets, mainly the rural population about good hygienic practices, physical distance maintaining habits, providing tips for safe food practices and other basic health tips. The public will also be appraised of the need to remain alert, follow all health protocols and save them from getting infected”, said George Cheriyan, Director, CUTS International. “People are not taking this pandemic seriously, especially in the rural areas during the unlock process.
People are moving around without wearing masks, crowd is gathering in marriages and other functions, proving conducive environment for the virus to spread. Therefore, we have to make the people more and more aware about the measures to prevent this virus spread, so that they can save themselves, their families and the community from this pandemic, George further said.
The state level launch of the activities was held in Chittorgarh. The IEC materials of the campaign were released by the Additional District Collector Mukesh Kalal and Sarita Singh, Additional Superintendent of Police.
In the awareness event held at Eral village of Chittorgarh today, representatives from the health Department, ANM and Asha Worker, representatives from the Gram Panchayat, community leaders and CUTS staff attended.
For further information, please contact:
Rajdeep Pareek (94616 70755)/Dharmendra Chaturvedi (94142 02868)
CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research and Training
D- 2018, Bhaskar Marg, Banipark, Jaipur- 302016
PH.: 5133259/ 2282821/2282482 ; Fax: 4015395
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