DOOMDOOMA, May 20 - To sensitise the local people about the outbreak of novel corona virus, the student volunteers of National Service Scheme (NSS) of Digboi College have initiated voice call messages to various villages through audio-whatsapp in six different languages viz., Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Nepali and Adivasi. Moreover, they also produced several educative animation and drama from their own home creating popularity amongst the viewers across the State.
The NSS unit of Digboi College in Tinsukia district of Upper Assam also initiated the �Mask is Must� campaign with Margherita subdivisional administration for two days at Digboi. The NSS students volunteers were entrusted as COVID-19 warriors by following physical distancing with the tasks to observe the passengers travelling in the ASTC buses without wearing masks, educate them why it is important, making them wash their hands using machines provided by Digboi Municipal Board. Free masks provided by the Rotary Club of Digboi were distributed among the passengers at the ASTC bus stops.
NSS students volunteers of Digboi College also drew circles in the bus-stands, shops, banks and ATMs for maintaining physical distance. The team of 11 student volunteers who took these initiatives are � Nayana Saikia, Nayan Nag, Dipankar Deb, Raktutpal Baruah, Dipanjol Borgohain, Manashi Chetia, Ankita Dey, Bishal Mandal, Y Binod Rao and Bhaskar Bora.
In yet another initiative on Friday, the student volunteers conducted a door-to-door campaign with 88 families at Saraipung Forest Village with a mission to make everyone know about COVID-19 precautionary measures. The NSS student volunteers also distributed masks and soaps to every household. The entire mission was led by Rajib Rudra Tariang, NSS Programme Officer of Digboi College.
�Probably Saraipung Forest Village will be the first village in Assam which will have 100 per cent mask-wearing population,� said the NSS Programme Officer.
Moreover, Nayana Saikia, an NSS student volunteer of Digboi College was selected as the sole representative from Assam to speak their views and their NSS activities on COVID-19 precautionary measures undertaken by Digboi College with Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports on Thursday at 3 pm through Cisco Webex Wibnar. Nayana Saikia interacted with the minister for more than four minutes along with other NSS volunteers of different States of India.