Celebrities add lustre to AAP govt’s fight against dengue
Cricketers, Actors Extend Support To Campaign; LG Baijal Joins In Too
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,
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!
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
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
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.
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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.
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.