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Mathurapur school puts up mighty fight against dengue

Kolkata: A higher secondary school from an obscure village in South 24-Parganas' Mathurapur has taken up a comprehensive campaign against dengue and other vector-borne diseases setting an example for other schools to follow.

The main purpose of the move is to spread awareness among the villagers. The Krishnachandrapur High School in Mathurapur always stood up for a greater cause in the past with the dynamic head master Chandan Kumar Maity encouraging the students to support various social issues.

The local administration also extended their assistance to the school authorities in whatever venture they undertook.

The students of the Krishnachandrapur High School organised a massive dengue campaign recently with teachers guiding them through various steps.

After the school was over the students and teachers alike took out a procession marching down the lanes and by-lanes of village with festoons and banners in their hands showing how dengue affects people. They tried to reach out to all the villagers making them aware about the ill effects of the disease. They also charted a detailed outline as to how the disease can be checked and what are the possible steps to keep the disease at bay.

The school headmaster Chandan Kumar Maity always inspires the students to undertake new ventures and also indulging in social activities for the benefits of the people.

The local block development officer (BDO), joint BDO of Mathurapur I also took part in the event that saw a large participation of teachers, non teaching staff and students.

Leaflets were distributed among the villagers to make people aware about the steps ought to be taken as a preventive measure.

The students also poured bleaching powder in the drains and other areas where there are potential mosquito breeding grounds.

The school authorities also organised a health-related seminar in the school auditorium where the girl students of Class VII and VIII and their mothers were distributed free sanitary napkins.

During the seminar the girls and their mothers were also imparted knowledge on how to maintain hygiene and other health related issues.

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