One Delhi drive: One and all have extended support, says Mishra
The Delhi government has urged all the associations, social and religious groups in the city to come forward and join hands to create awareness and undertake initiatives to control spread of the mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya. Several religious and social organisations in addition to eminent personalities have extended their support to the ‘One Delhi’ movement of the Delhi government to combat the outbreak of the vector-borne diseases.
“We have received a phenomenal response to our appeal on Wednesday requesting everyone to come together to fight the vector-borne diseases that have spread across the Capital and adjoining states,” said Kapil Mishra, Minister for Water and Tourism. He further informed that religious institutions like Gauri Shankar temple, Tilak Nagar Gurudwara, Jama Masjid, Orthodox Church have come forward to help spread awareness.
“The religious institutions will be making special appeals to public and request for their support to ensure that these vector-borne diseases can be curtailed,” he added.
Mishra also informed that the campaign has received support from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living (AOL). AOL has pledged its support and assured that its volunteers will be visiting households across Delhi to create awareness and help in the fogging drive. “Several prominent celebrities like Amjad Ali Khan, Birju Maharaj, Shubha Mudgal, Swapan Sundari amongst others have also pledged their support for the campaign,” added Mishra.
Several prominent market associations, markets like Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Nehru Place, Sadar Bazar and Kashmere Gate have come forth to join the ‘One Delhi’ campaign and will help in cleanliness drives in these areas. The hotel associations including the Paharganj Hotel Association have also extended their support and have already initiated the awareness drives. “The One Delhi campaign is above politics, allegiances and personal interests. Delhi belongs to all of us and we must serve it together,” said the minister.