Bhopal : The initiative of Governor Shri Lalji Tandon to generate public awareness towards Coronavirus through Yuva Shakti has spread wide response in the state. During the total lockdown in the state, students worked to send messages using email, WhatsApp and SMS to disseminate information about the measures to prevent coronavirus to a large part of the population of the state including remote areas, communities and individuals.
As many as 01 crore 34 lakh 57 thousand 672 messages have been sent to the students and farmers by Government Universities in the state. During the lockdown period, 70 lakh 52 thousand 761 messages containing information in context to protection from Corona were sent by 21 universities of the state to 21 lakh 16 thousand 179 students by e-mail, SMS, WhatsApp. In this, 64 lakh 96 thousand 663 messages were sent through SMS and WhatsApp and 5 lakh 56 thousand 098 e-mails were sent for generating public awareness towards Corona. Simultaneously, more than 64 lakh messages were sent to farmers by 5 universities including Agriculture, Veterinary University.
The Secretary to Governor Shri Manohar Dubey informed that a large part of the population has been informed and educated in relation to Corona through the dissemination of the message by the students to their families and families of their contacts. He said that information about Corona was sent through 4,32,696 SMS, 2,44,278 WhatsApp and 8,106 e-mails to 1,96,238 students by Avadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa during the critical period.
Total 7,27,715 SMS, 87,021 Whatsapp and 53,498 e-mails by Barkatullah University, Bhopal to 3,48,905 mobile owning students, 2,65,304 SMS, 3,36,855 WhatsApp and 28,671 e-mails by Devi Ahilya University Indore to 2,65,304 mobile owning students, 3,01,995 SMS, 84,738 WhatsApp and 1,14,687 e-mails by Jiwaji University, Gwalior to 2,95,797 mobile owning students, 24,500 SMS, 2,950 WhatsApp and 2,190 e-mails to 1,56,975 mobile owning students by Maharaja Chhatrasal Budelkhand University Chhatarpur, 2,30,908 SMS. 80,717 WhatsApp and 350 e-mails to 2,29,108 students by Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, 6,14,986 SMS, 2,81,616 WhatsApp and 13,069 e-mails and agriculture related 12.050 SMS to farmers by Vikram University, Ujjain to 1,62,017 mobile owning students were sent.
The Secretary to Governor informed that 63 SMS and 6,825 WhatsApp by Maharishi Panini, Sanskrit and Vedic University, Ujjain to 2,282 mobile owning students, 2,01,074 SMS and 15,000 e-mails to 1,00,537 students by M.P. Bhoj Openi University, Bhopal, 800 WhatsApp and 600 e-mails to 500 students by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University, Bhopal, 31,875 SMS, 67,752 WhatsApp and 6,660 to 58,000 students and 2,610 agriculture related SMS to farmers including e-mail by Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya University Chitrakoot-Satna, 1,015 SMS, 3,070 WhatsApp and 275 e-mails to 610 mobile owning students by Raja Mansingh Tomar Music and Arts University Gwalior, 22 thousand SMS, 6,540 e-mails to 22 thousand students by Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan Vishwavidyalaya-Jabalpur, 52 SMS to 3,639 mobile owning students by Jawahar Lal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur, 52 SMS, 3,946 WhatsApp and 294 e-mails to 3639 students and 31,58,521 agriculture related SMS to farmers by Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University, 2,053 SMS, 11,495 WhatsApp to 2,053 mobile owning students besides 32,22,975 SMS related to agriculture by Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Agricultural University-Gwalior were sent. Similarly, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur has sent Corona related message including 44,340 SMS, 2,92,783 WhatsApp and 2,17,185 e-mails to 2,119 mobile owning students and 8,755 SMS related to agriculture to farmers, Sanchi Boddh-Bhartiya Gyan Addhyan Vishwavidyalaya has sent 526 SMS, 1,417 WhatsApp and 567 e-mails to 124 students, .9,844 SMS, 2,03,667 WhatsApp and 6,461 e-mails to 655 students by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences-Mhow, Indore, 54,681 SMS, 20,891 WhatsApp and 8,791 e-mails to 7,828 Mobile Holding Students by Pandit S.N. Shukla University Shahdol, 12,56,787 SMS and 2,800 WhatsApp to 4,06,835 Mobile owning Students by Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya-Bhopal and 54,653 SMS, 4,85,975 WhatsApp and 73,154 e-mail messages to 54,653 mobile owning students by Chhindwara University.