Today News Online Service
Amritsar, May 31
The University Grants Commission had issued guidelines to educational institutions to constitute a Covid-19 task force to ensure counter measures. The DAV college of Amritsar, too, constituted a Covid-19 task force for the control of the deadly coronavirus on Saturday. The main objective of the task force is to raise awareness against the pandemic among the public through audio-visual messages.
Dr Rajesh Kumar, college principal, said: “We have constituted the task force as per the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and our team will put in their best effort for the elimination of the corona virus.”
“Dr Rajneesh Popi, vice-principal, Dr Ashwani Verma medical officer, Dr Kamal Kishore, Prof Sanjeev Dutta, Prof Shilpi Seth and Prof Gaurav Sharma are the members of the task force and they have been assigned to organise various awareness activities in different areas of the city.”
“We will also involve the cadets of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) in this work,” he said.
Dr Rajesh said: “We will raise awareness about the importance of wearing mask and value of social distancing against the spread of Covid-19.” He said: “It has been observed that some irresponsible people avoid wearing mask and it is a major threat to the lives of others. Our task force will realise public that every single life is important.”
“Our task force will promote anti-Covid vaccination drive and remove all misconceptions of people about it,” said Dr Kumar.
He said: “We will also install hoarding in the area to raise awareness and we are hopeful that people will support our task force and obey guidelines of the administration and government to control the pandemic.”
Prof Dr Kamal Kishore, in charge, NCC (infantry) wing said: “The college is distributing free masks and sanitisers to the public and our cadets are giving demonstration of hand washing technique.”
He said: “We are also creating awareness about the need of anti-Covid vaccination, especially for comorbid persons.”