Chandigarh: Buoyed by the enthusiastic response to the `Mission Warrior’ Covid mass awareness drive, Punjab Chief Minster Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday extended the campaign for another 2 months, while also announcing introduction of next level of the Diamond Certificate.
During his weekly #AskCaptain Facebook live session, the Chief Minister congratulated the seven winners of the month-long competition held under `Mission Fateh’ from June 15 to July 15. The winners are Neha from Bathinda, Meena Devi from Amritsar, Maninder Singh from Sri Muktsar Sahib, Jasbir Singh from Gurdaspur, Gursewak Singh from Kapurthala, Manbir Singh from Fazilka and Balwinder Kaur from Ludhiana.
While exhorting the winners to take their grassroot Covid awareness creation efforts forward, the Chief Minister also appealed to others to participate in the extended Mission Warrior competition zealously in order to sensitise the people about the coronavirus and the various protective measures.
Notably, 100 Mission Warriors were awarded Gold Certificates on July 16 for winning the contest, which saw nearly 3.2 Lakh persons participate actively.
In the extended drive, the gold certificate winners will not be eligible for another gold, silver certificate or bronze certificate but they can continue to participate and attempt to win the Diamond Certificate. Those who won the Silver certificate can continue to try and win the Gold or Diamond Certificate.
The State Government had launched a series of activities as part of the campaign, which would be driven collaboratively by the Department of Information and Public Relations, as well as various NGOs, charitable institutions and social organizations. The campaign is aimed at spreading awareness on wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining social distance, taking care of the elderly, remaining vigilant about the entry of outsiders in the locality, use of COVA App to track patients of the virus, and maintenance of safe distance from them.