Kandhamal’s youth warriors on mission to spread awareness on COVID 19

Their worthy works have helped people in 224 villages of rural Kandhamal.

Kandhamal: With the pandemic comes the stigma, superstitions and distress about the disease among people. Meet 10 youth volunteers of Atmashakti Trust and Jeebika Suraksha Manch of Kandhamal who have taken on mission to inform communities about the COVID-19 Pandemic.
To oust the myths and provide a basic scientific understanding of the public health measure behind the endemic, these group members drive their way to remote villages everyday to inform people about social distancing, handwashing and the importance of wearing masks.

The locals are all praise for these youth groups as they have already covered 224 villages of 11 Gram Panchayats under Tumudibandha and Kotagarh Block where they are educating people about the Corona pandemic and helping SHGs to distribute foods to the people in their houses.

In these villages where basic amenities are hardly fulfilled and we are leaving no stones unturned to provide the government benefits to the people, the noble gestures of these youths are praiseworthy, says Mrs Basanti Behera Majhi, Sarpanch of the Jubaguda Gram Panchayat.

“Neither the villagers were wearing masks nor were washing hands or maintaining social distancing until we informed them about the hazard of the Coronavirus. Through the confusion, stress and worry that COVID 19 causes naturally, we needed to contribute to our society”, said Madhab Majhi who himself is a partially physically challenged but a frontline warrior of the group of the organization.
We are spreading awareness on social distancing, handwashing, importance of wearning masks and helping Self-help Group’s efforts to provide food at doorsteps in over 224 villages of 11 Gram Panchayats of Tumudibandha and Kotagada blocks and not only this, we are also spending from our own pockets to help needy and distress families where government benefits are not yet reached, concludes Puspanjali Kar, another group member and who works a Janasathi with Jeebika Suraksha Mancha, Kandhamal.

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