Sarpanches and panches create awareness regarding “mission fateh” in different villages of Ludhiana district
Urge residents to remain vigilant if they want to stay safe
Ludhiana: Under the Mission Fateh of the Punjab government, the Rural Development & Panchayats Department through sarpanches and panches today created awareness amongst the masses by visiting door to door in different villages of district Ludhiana.
Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Sharma informed that today, the sarpanches, panches and Guardians of Governance (GOGs) made people aware about COVID 19 in their respective villages. He said that the residents were educated about wearing masks whenever they step out of their houses, maintain social distancing and wash hands after short intervals.
Launched under the aegis of Information and Public Relations Department of Punjab government, Mission Fateh campaign has been launched to make the people aware about the precautionary measures taken by the government and the health department to prevent the spread of Corona virus in all rural and urban areas of the state. Under the public awareness campaign 'Mission Fateh' launched by the Punjab government to rid the state of Covid, ground activities are being organised in the district from June 15 to 21, 2020.
The sarpanches and panches visited houses and educated masses in the presence of panchayats and Aanganwari workers. They said that everyone needs to get aware regarding COVID 19 if they want to stay safe.
DDPO Mr Peeyush Chander informed that today, the sarpanches, panches and GOGs visited 875 villages in district Ludhiana and made people aware. On this occasion, they also educated the MGNREGA workers that they should maintain at least 6 feet distance between each other at their workplace and should always wear masks, should not share their utensils with others and should not consume tobacco.
He said that earlier also, the panchayats had played an important role in keeping their respective villages safe by holding checkpoints at the entry and exit of their villages. He said that the BDPOs played an important role in today’s drive. They also appealed to the panchayats that whenever any outsider enters their village, they should intimate the block office and health department immediately.
Apart from this, the Punjab Government would select the person /organisation uploading their photo on the Cova app at the state level, the list of which would be sent to the district administration so that they would be encouraged through badges and t-shirts. People interested in participating in this contest should download COVA app on their mobile phones and the registration for the same have already started. Besides, people can also get connected with Mission Fateh by giving a missed call at phone number 94653-39933.
A special awareness campaign in the district would also be held on June 18. Such awareness activities by district NGOs will be carried out on June 19 in their respective areas by affixing badges. The district police has fixed June 20 as the day to warn the people against Covid by affixing badges, while the city councils would conduct awareness campaign on June 21 through resident welfare committees, etc.