Journalism Student Sensitises MGNREGS Workers About COVID-19
Jaipur: Coronavirus infection is spreading all over the country day by day. Now the rural areas of our country are also being infected gradually. However, the awareness campaigns are being run by the central government and the state government to save the people from Corona Virus. But the awareness, run by the government in newspapers and media is not approaching such people who have neither TV nor newspaper.
In this critical situation, journalism student, Satyendra Singh Rajpurohit, distributed pamphlets among rural people. He also provided information about Covid-19 to the illiterate women workers in Marwari.
This is how such Idea came into Satyendra’s mind
After the commencement of unlock, Satyendra visited the rural areas. He saw that most of the people wore masks on their faces. They were following the rules of social distancing but the women workers of MNREGA were not following the Corona guideline. They sat in the shade of trees in flocks without masks.
The efforts by Satyendra
After seeing this an idea came into his mind that Corona virus might spread among the MNREGA workers. He decided that he must do something to save the lives of these innocent women. So he printed 5000 pamphlets and distributed them among the villagers.
He also urged the administration to set up tents for MNREGA workers so that they easily take lunch in the shade with social distancing. He mailed to the SDM Osian and the BDO Tinwari and demanded that tents must be arranged for the women workers.
Rajpurohit is a student of journalism. He is pursuing M.A in journalism from JNVU. The local government also appreciated the selfless efforts of Satyendra Singh Rajpurohit.
The MNREGA workers also praised the efforts of Rajpurohit. They also promised to follow Corona guideline and precautions told by Rajpurohit.