Delhi

CM tells schoolchildren to be dengue warriors

Arvind Kejriwal. File

Arvind Kejriwal. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Kejriwal held ‘class’ on dengue; session streamed live across all government schools

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday played the role of a teacher and held a class on dengue for children at Veer Savarkar Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Kalkaji as a part of the “10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute campaign”.

The session was streamed live across all 1000+ government schools and several private schools across the city.

Sought assurance

During his “class” Mr. Kejriwal explained to children the risks of dengue and how to prevent it. He sought their assurance in preventing dengue and the children promised him that they will inspect their houses and will also make their neighbours aware about inspecting their houses for any signs of mosquito breeding to make Delhi dengue-free.

“I have come today as a teacher, not as your Chief Minister . We have to join the campaign every week for ten minutes to save ourselves and our families. This can only happen if we continue to fight against dengue with all our conviction. I have a lot of expectation from children because nobody can turn down a child’s appeal. I urge you children to take the first step towards checking clean stagnant water in your homes and then motivate your parents to do the same. The determination of children can leave adults far behind,” Mr. Kejriwal told students during his interaction.

He told students that the government will send a kit to all the schools in a few days, which will contain pamphlets, stickers and ‘dengue warrior’ badges. The pamphlets have all the relevant information related to dengue.

“There will be three stickers which say, ‘My House is Dengue Free’, One for your house and the other two for your two neighbours. Students will have to form a team by wearing ‘dengue warrior’ badges. The teams will check their homes every Sunday, and can then go to their neighbourhood homes for inspection,” said the Chief Minister.

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