The campaign aims to urge citizens to exercise caution when outdoors to curb and control the spread of COVID-19.
Gurugram has seen a surge in coronavirus cases this month which is attributed to the festive season. In order to raise awareness among the people of Gurgaon to step out responsibly, the District Administration of Gurugram has joined hands with United Way Delhi, a leading not-for-profit organization to support the recently launched campaign #MillionPledges under the initiative “Yudh-Corona Ke Virudh”. The campaign appeals to everyone to take all the necessary precautions and aid the Government’s efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic.
The #MillionPledges campaign is aimed to create awareness amongst citizens to wear a mask, follow hand hygiene protocols, and practice social distancing. Looking at the number of Corona cases in the country and the highest single-day spike in the world, this campaign is aimed at a large outreach where netizens are urged to take the pledge on social media using the hashtag #IPledge4CoVIDsafeFestivities or give a missed call at 7533005175.
The campaign is supported by Dr. Naresh Trehan, CMD, Medanta. Through this campaign, the District Administration of Gurugram and United Way Delhi appeal to the citizens of Gurugram to not only take the necessary precautions but also pledge their support to support the healthcare and frontline workers and avoid a further strain on our healthcare infrastructure.
The campaign is being implemented in association with Literacy India, a 25-year-old non-profit organization, working relentlessly to support the education of underprivileged women and children. 92.7 Big FM is also supporting the campaign and reaching out to the masses to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Amit Khatri, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, District Administration of Gurugram said, “The District Administration has undertaken various steps to sensitize citizens about the problems associated with Covid-19 and the necessary safety protocols to be followed to contain the spread of the virus. We are working on various strategies to curb the pandemic and to ensure the safety of our people. Meanwhile, I would request everyone to follow the simple safety protocols – wear a mask, practice social distancing, and take other hygiene measures. To spread awareness about the virus, we are extending our support to bolster the efforts of United Way Delhi. The #MillionPledges campaign is a great initiative to remind everyone to take the necessary precautions and support the efforts of India’s frontline workers. Join the campaign to support the frontline workers defeat one of the biggest health crises.”
Speaking about the campaign, Mr. Kapil Kumria, Board Chair, United Way Delhi said; “Our #MillionPledges campaign is aimed to urge the citizens to follow the safety guidelines issued by the Government, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Even when the lockdown has been lifted, everyone still has the responsibility to ensure that we do not add to the current burden on the frontline healthcare workers. We have joined hands with the District Administration of Gurugram to request the citizens to take a pledge to wear a face mask, follow social distancing and be a responsible Indian citizen.”
United Way Delhi has been working relentlessly since the onset of the pandemic to support the Government’s initiatives during the pandemic.