JORABAT, May 9 - Amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents of Adarsh Nagar on the outskirts of Guwahati city have heaved a sigh of relief after a youth of the area emerged as a role model to help the village fight against the deadly virus.
As has been learnt, the villagers had approached various government representatives of the area to conduct a sanitization drive in their village, but they failed to get any positive response.
Touched by their concern, a 24-year-old youth, Shivam Paul today surprised the villagers with his initiative. He conducted a sanitization drive and spread awareness about the novel coronavirus pandemic. He also gifted two pieces of masks each to over 50 households.
Paul also installed a touch-free sanitizer dispenser at the village entrance to keep the residents out of harm�s way. All the expenses were borne by the Paul himself.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Paul said, �As it is almost impossible for the government to reach out to every village to sanitize it, I came up with an idea to engage the youths in the fight against the pandemic. So I took the initiative.�
Paul has called upon the State�s youths to come together to fight the deadly virus in their respective areas with similar initiatives.