Celebri­ties add lus­tre to AAP govt’s fight against dengue

Crick­eters, Ac­tors Ex­tend Sup­port To Cam­paign; LG Bai­jal Joins In Too

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK CM Arvind Ke­jri­wal vis­its for­mer crick­eter Kapil Dev’s res­i­dence LG Anil Bai­jal gets rid of stag­nant wa­ter in his house

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party gov­ern­ment’s cam­paign against dengue has clicked with crick­eters and Bol­ly­wood ac­tors, with many celebri­ties post­ing their pho­tos on so­cial media while check­ing the sources of stag­nant wa­ter. “Our cam­paign against dengue is get­ting a lot of sup­port and many celebri­ties are also par­tic­i­pat­ing in it,” Ke­jri­wal said. “LG Anil Bai­jal also checked for any wa­ter stag­na­tion at his res­i­dence.”

Ke­jri­wal had vis­ited Bai­jal dur­ing the week to re­quest his par­tic­i­pa­tion in the cam­paign. LG had asked Delhi po­lice and DDA, two agen­cies un­der di­rect con­trol of the Cen­tre, to join the cam­paign launched by Delhi gov­ern­ment. Af­ter in­spect­ing his house, Bai­jal tweeted: “Car­ried out in­spec­tion at res­i­dence to check for any po­ten­tial sources of stag­nant clean wa­ter, which can lead to breed­ing of Aedes mos­qui­toes that causes vec­tor-borne dis­eases like dengue, chikun­gunya, etc. I ap­peal to all to check their homes & sur­round­ings for prevention of vec­tor-borne dis­eases. Dengue-free Delhi is our goal (sic).”

Ke­jri­wal also called on for­mer crick­eter Kapil Dev at his res­i­dence as part of the cam­paign. In a state­ment, the CM of­fice said that Dev agreed to join the cam­paign from next Sun­day. “It’s a very big ini­tia­tive. Con­grat­u­la­tions to hon’ble CM for taking such a responsibi­lity. I think it is our responsibi­lity — ev­ery cit­i­zen of Delhi and the coun­try. We should take care of ev­ery small thing. Let’s save Delhi from dengue. What can be more im­por­tant than pre­vent­ing dis­ease?” the World Cup win­ning cap­tain was quoted as say­ing.

Speak­ing to re­porters,

Sha­trughan Sinha

Con­grat­u­la­tions Arvind Ke­jri­wal ji, you are a true role model! This mantra to de­feat dengue will be very use­ful for Delhi res­i­dents. You are run­ning the gov­ern­ment as though all of Delhi were part of your fam­ily. God Bless you for such so­cially con­struc­tive ini­tia­tive. If ever you need us for such no­ble causes es­pe­cially in health & ed­u­ca­tion we all stand by you & your team. With bless­ings, sup­port & ad­mi­ra­tion. Proud of you!

Ma­hesh Bhatt

More power to Arvind Ke­jri­wal for mak­ing Delhi, dengue­free! Check your homes ev­ery Sun­day and en­sure there’s no stag­nant wa­ter stored any­where. If there is, sim­ply spill it out, pour oil in it, or re­place it. Done! Ke­jri­wal said the par­tic­i­pa­tion of th­ese pub­lic per­son­al­i­ties would in­spire the com­mon man to take pre­cau­tions. He said with the collective ef­fort of Delhi and cen­tral gov­ern­ments and civic bod­ies, the num­ber of dengue cases had come done by 80% in four years.

“(The) dengue cy­cle is such that the num­ber of cases in­crease ev­ery 2-3 years. The dengue cases were ex

Javed Akhtar

Cer­tain mat­ters and is­sues should be above pol­i­tics. I be­lieve one and all should co­op­er­ate with Delhi gov­ern­ment in their cam­paign to erad­i­cate dengue. Dis­ease doesn’t care about your po­lit­i­cal pref­er­ences

Swara Bhasker

Just 10 min­utes of your time can pro­tect your fam­ily from dengue. All you have to do is check your house ev­ery Sun­day & make sure there’s no stand­ing wa­ter at any place. Ku­dos to Arvind Ke­jri­wal and team to have in­volved cit­i­zens in this sim­ple pre­cau­tion

pected to in­crease this year but it has rather reduced be­cause ev­ery agency has come to­gether,” the CM said. Ke­jri­wal had launched the cam­paign ‘#10Hafte10B­a­je10Minute’ on Septem­ber 1 by in­spect­ing his house for clean stand­ing wa­ter. On Sun­day morn­ing, the CM again checked mos­quito breed­ing at his house and re­placed clean stag­nant wa­ter from flow­er­pots and vases.

Taapsee Pannu

Thank you for tag­ging me. I’m not in

Delhi today, but my par­ents are.

They ac­cept the chal­lenge to fight against dengue. This is a great ini­tia­tive to pro­tect our­selves from vec­tor-borne


Us­tad Am­jad Ali Khan

Just 10 min­utes of your time can pro­tect your fam­ily from dengue.

The Hon­ourable

CM of New Delhi Arvind

Ke­jri­wal has made it so sim­ple! All you have to do is check your house ev­ery Sun­day & make sure there’s no stand­ing wa­ter at any place

“It is such a sim­ple process. In just 5-10 min­utes, we can make sure our home is dengue-free and pro­tect our fam­i­lies. In 2015, Delhi had more than 15,000 re­ported cases of dengue. In 2018, it was just be­low 3,000. The ini­tial re­ports from this year are very pos­i­tive. The peo­ple of Delhi have achieved this be­cause we all came to­gether,” he said.

Ke­jri­wal used his twit­ter ac­count to spread aware­ness

about the cam­paign. An hour before 10am, he tagged sev­eral prom­i­nent Delhi res­i­dents, urg­ing them to par­tic­i­pate in it. Ac­cord­ing to a gov­ern­ment state­ment, CM’s tweet was retweeted 14.3K times till 6pm with a po­ten­tial reach of more than 51 mil­lion. A to­tal of 517,918,295 im­pres­sions were recorded on Twit­ter be­tween 9am and 6pm on Sun­day, the state­ment said.

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