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Jan Andolan Launched By PM Narendra Modi Aims At Winning Against COVID-19 Together: Central Government

The COVID-19 campaign promotes fighting the virus together and not letting the guards down until a vaccine against Novel Coronavirus is found

Jan Andolan Launched By PM Narendra Modi Aims At Winning Against COVID-19 Together: Central Government
Highlights
  • Central government’s new strategy against COVID is opening with precaution
  • COVID-19 campaign aims at people's participation (Jan Andolan)
  • The COVID-19 campaign will last for 2 months (October-November, 2020)

New Delhi: The ‘Jan Andolan’ (public movement) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight COVID-19 aims at winning against coronavirus together, said Central Government adding that the new strategy for ‘opening with precaution’ doesn’t mean that this is the end of the pandemic. The Central Government has explained several key points regarding Jan Andolan for COVID-19. The shift in Communication Strategy: Central message in the earlier communication strategy during lockdown was to ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’, during Unlock it was–‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ and the new strategy for ‘opening with precautions’ does not mean that opening is the end of the pandemic. Focus on COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour with economic needs, the Centre stated.

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COVID-19 campaign aims at people’s participation (Jan Andolan).

The duration of the campaign will last for two months (October-November, 2020).

The campaign aims at: “Together we will win against COVID-19” “Jab tak dawai nahi, tab tak dhilayi nahi”—- which means that emphasis on three key messages should be laid, wear a mask, follow social distancing and wash hands.

Private Sector Industry/ Trade Association are also involved in this campaign.

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This movement was launched on October 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through a tweet under #Unite2FightCorona.

#Unite2FightCorona garnered 2.33 billion impressions among 25.1K users with 61.3K mentions and trended at various positions throughout the day on Twitter including at number 2 during the afternoon, according to the Centre.

Also Read: #Unite2FightCorona: India’s Coronavirus Fight Is People Driven, Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi 

Meanwhile, as Maharashtra continues to remain at the top of India’s COVID-19 tally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today (October 13) urged the people of the state to follow all precautionary measures, stating that “jab tak davai nahi, tab tak dheelai nahi”.

The danger of coronavirus still persists. In Maharashtra, the situation is a little more worrying. I appeal to everyone, don’t be careless when it comes to wearing masks and social distancing. Remember – ‘Jab tak davai nahi, tab tak dheelai nahi’ (No carelessness till a medicine is found), Prime Minister Modi said at an event where he released the autobiography of Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil and renamed Pravara Rural Education Society as Loknete Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural Education Society.

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(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) 

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.  

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