Aligarh: A video created by a team of students of the Department of Social Work, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on confronting an increasingly urgent challenge in the fight against the Covid pandemic was selected for the first prize in the ‘Regional Level Video Competition for COVID-19 Awareness in various Regional Languages/Dialects in Uttar Pradesh’. The team comprised students namely Kapil Sharma, Nijda Zehra, Tanvi Gautam, Ilma Parveen and Anuj Sharma.
The team had participated in the competition of the National Coordinating Institution – IIT Delhi under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan for the region-wise celebration of the 75th Independence Day (Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav) throughout the country which had experts from IIT Delhi and Regional Coordinating Institutions (RCIs) as judges.
“This video is our effort to spread a word of awareness. It shows the importance of vaccinations, hand sanitisation, face masks, avoidance of crowded places and close contacts with people, staying at home if you are unwell and getting information from trusted sources,” said the team members.
Congratulating the student team, Prof Naseem Ahmad Khan (Chairman, Department of Social Work and Nodal Officer, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, AMU) said, “AMU community stands proud of these students, who are creating awareness content to reach out to the masses. I wish them more success in future endeavours”.