STATE TIMES NEWS BHADARWAH: On ‘World Health Day’, 33 Battalion of CRPF organised a programme to educate villagers at Thubba Panchayat of Bhadarwah in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda District about the importance of social distancing and hand hygiene to combat the battle effectively against COVID-19. Aimed at to reach the people residing in inaccessible areas, 33 Battalion of CRPF based at Bhadarwah in presence Commanding Officer A Padama Kumar, educated the village folks by giving them practical demonstration about the importance of hand hygiene, wearing of masks and how to follow and maintain social distancing at crowded places and in the markets. Beside awareness drive in the backdrop of ‘World Health Day’, CRPF also distributed Food grains among 100 BPL families of the Panchayat. “On the eve of ‘World Health Day’, we found it appropriate to reach out to the people residing in far off villages to educate them about importance of social distancing and other measures to prevent coronavirus from spreading in their area. We also distributed ration among the poor villagers,” said A Padama Kumar CO CRPF 33 Battalion. While expressing her gratitude, Sarpanch Thubba Panchayat Sangeeta Devi said that it is heartwarming for us to see the help coming from CRPF in our area during these testing times. Our Panchayat which is mainly inhabited by BPL families with very low literacy rate and this initiative of CRPF will surely motivate villagers to fight Coronavirus in an effective way.
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