Barnala

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS EMERGE AS WARRIORS IN BATTLE AGAINST COVID

VOLUNTEERS ARE CREATING AWARENESS IN MASSES WITH PUNJAB HOME GUARD JAWANS
Barnala, June 15 2021
The Red Cross Society Volunteers have emerged as warriors combating corona pandemic armed with information to create awareness in masses. Though the second wave of covid has started abating, but the volunteers are high in their spirits. Rubbing shoulders with them are Punjab Home Guards volunteers.
NSS Volunteer Lavpreet Sharma (23) from village Harigarh said that he became a part of youth services department in year 2008 while at school. Besides looking after family and doing social work, he has been working since the onset of corona in March 2020 on creating awareness and distributing relief material wit district administration. Having donated blood 18 times, he is also running a sports club at his village. Following social work, he joined youth services department on encouragement from assistant director youth services Mr Vijay Bhaskar.
The youngest of these volunteers Arshdeep (14) belongs to Handiaya and studies in class +1 at Government Senior Secondary School Handiaya. He too has been working with the youth services department.
The Red Cross volunteers are creating awareness in cities, markets, streets and pasting posters educating on usage of masks, repeated hand washing etc. Meanwhile, the Punjab Home Guards Havildar Sohan Sing and Jagjit Singh are working on vaccination badges and stickers. 51 years old Sohan, resident of Maan Patti Dhanaula writes poems on various issues and now during covid times has been creating immense awareness asking people to safeguard themselves.
Assistant Director Youth Services My Vijay Bhaskar said that NSS volunteers are working on corona awareness with complete dedication. He added that volunteers Gurpreet Singh Dhanaula, Davinderjit SIngh Dhanaula, Bikram Singh Handiaya , Sukhwinder SIngh Handiaya, Gurpreet Singh Barnala, Mahavir Singh and other such 20 volunteers are working. A large number of volunteers had also worked with police during the first wave of covid.
Other youngsters should take inspiration from these volunteers, DC
DC Mr Tej Partap Singh Phoolka appreciated the efforts of volunteers and said that others should take inspiration from it. He added that with the efforts of these youngsters, Barnala shall soon leap back and have no covid cases.

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