CHANDIGARH 19 JULY 2021 :
Carrying forward “COV-विजय”- a COVID immunisation awareness campaign that was launched in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education, GoI, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh organised awareness drives in Badheri and Buterla villages. A team of faculty members along with student volunteers and MGNCRE official visited these villages with the objective of generating awareness regarding COVID vaccination and motivating villagers to get immunised. The awareness drives- a follow up of the awareness drive organised last month, included rallies and door to door campaigning. The team covered over 210 houses as they went from door to door, clearing the myths regarding COVID vaccination and putting to rest the apprehensions of the residents of these two villages. Rallies motivating people to religiously follow COVID appropriate behavior were also taken out. A survey based research study was also undertaken to evaluate the success of the earlier awareness drives in prompting villagers to get vaccinated and bringing about behavioural change. The data showed that the drives did have a positive impact on the number of villagers getting immunised.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava said that cognizant of its social responsibility, MCM has been working ceaselessly since the outbreak of COVID for raising awareness about coronavirus through informative videos, distribution of masks, display of educational posters and so on. She expressed hope that this initiative helps in strengthening the fight against COVID.