People have started coming out and roaming around as if Covid doesn’t exist at all
Youth of GB Road take part in an indigenous online competition to raise Covid awareness
Residents of GB Road have once again raised the bar of community responsibility by taking Covid awareness straight to its youth in a unique manner.
People’s Own Foundation and Chirag Girls Education Foundation are the local NGOs working in the field of community welfare in GB Road they organised a competition for the youth of GB Road between 16 - 25 years called GB Road ke Ubharte Sitare. The competition aimed at raising awareness about best practices during Covid, among the residents and visitors. The competition was digitally organised and saw participants submitting posters, banners, poems, and essays on various topics relating to Covid. The competition was judged by (Firoz Bakht Ahmed), (Zahid Shaikh), who are active and well-known members in Delhi.
Talking more about the concept, Talha Zameer, founder of People’s Own Foundation said, “In the desperation to attain normalcy, people have started coming out and roaming around as if Covid doesn’t exist at all. Seeing this trend and identifying the danger this sort of behaviour entails especially in a place like GB Road, we thought of creating community awareness but this time through community engagement. We had already done poster and banner campaigns in the past but it was designed by our NGO. We thought it would be interesting to engage youth of GB Road as they have been the least consulted group during this pandemic and also through this, we aimed to create a sense of ownership and responsibility in them to prevent Covid spread in the neighbourhood.”
The competition met with overwhelming response from the young boys and girls of the area. Zeba, a 20-year-old girl from the area was declared the first winner in the poster category for her poster on the importance of social distancing during Covid period. Wajiha, a 19-year-old girl from the area stood second in the competition for her poster on what affects GB Road the most during Covid. Farmaan, a 20-year-old boy was third.
The winners received certificates from none other than Cabinet Minister- Food & Supply, Election and Environment & Forest MLA, Ballimaran, Imran Hussain. One of the winners expressed his gratitude and said, “I am so happy that I won. I had not expected to win. I joined the competition because I liked the theme. But the icing of the cake was receiving the award from MLA Imran I am also overjoyed that the organizers have put my poster/poem all across GB Road.”