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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Salutes COVID-19 Warriors Of Delhi, Gives Them The Title #DilliKeHeroes

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanks COVID-19 workers in Delhi who are relentlessly working in this time of pandemic for the nation

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Salutes COVID-19 Warriors Of Delhi, Gives Them The Title #DilliKeHeroes

New Delhi: “Most of us are locked in our homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are some Delhiites who are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. I salute these warriors, the entire Delhi salutes these #DilliKeHeroes,” said Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he initiated the #DilliKeHeroes campaign on his social media. CM Arvind Kejriwal also said that he will be sharing stories of these frontline workers on his social media on a daily basis so that people know the faces of these warriors.

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View Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Post

One of the videos posted by Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter shows the story of Vijay Yadav, a cook at the Delhi government’s food distribution centre, who decided to stay back in Delhi and not go home in this time of the pandemic. Explaining why he decided to stay home, he said in the video,

My parents and family back at home ask me to come back almost daily, but if I will go back home, who will feed 30-35,000 people here daily?

Further explaining is day-to-day routine, Vijay Yadav added,

Since the lockdown has begun, we are working for almost 22 hours daily and get rest for about 2 hours only. We start as early as 2 am in the morning to make food for around 30-35,000 people. By 8 am we prepare food so that it can be distributed to over 700 centres. Once the food is out, we begin cleaning the kitchen. By the time we are done, it is time for us to prepare the dinner.

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See Vijay Yadav’s Story

In another video of #DilliKeHeroes, the story of Dr Ajit Jain, Cardiac Surgeon, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital has been narrated. Sharing his story Dr Ajit Jain said,

From past 2 months, we have been working non-stop, we have not even gone home. We reach our hotel at around 2 am and come back on duty in the morning at around 7-8 am. Whenever I speak with my family, my kids start crying and ask me to come back as they haven’t seen me from the past 2 months.

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