Universities carrying out campaign against Corona following Governor’s instruction

Bhopal : All government universities of the state are playing an active role in dealing with the worldwide Corona crisis following the instruction of Governor Shri Lalji Tandon. Social networking sites are being used by these universities to disseminate authorized information provided by the Department of Health regarding Corona virus.So far over 17 lakh 55 thousand messages have been sent to students by the universities through WhatsApp, SMS and e-mail. Students have also been informed and educated about the prevention of Corona virus.

Secretary to the Governor, Shri Manohar Dubey said that social distancing is the only effective way to prevent the Corona virus. In this regard, efforts have been made by the universities to motivate students to follow it and get others to follow it. Using modern communication facilities, 14 lakh 28 thousand 653 SMS, 1 lakh 15 thousand 790 WhatsApp messages and 2 lakh 10 thousand 596 messages through email have been sent to students. He said that other information including staying at home, maintaining social distance and washing hands has been given in the messages.

It may be recorded that on March 25, Governor Shri Tandon had directed the Vice-Chancellors of the Universities to undertake public awakening activities to prevent Corona virus crisis during the lockdown in the video conference. Universities have sent 17 lakh 55 thousand 39 messages to students within 48 hours in accordance with the instructions of the Governor.