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Rajasthan govt to resort to Gandhigiri to promote masks, social distancing

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The Rajasthan government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will resort to ‘Gandhigiri’ on October 2 to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic and the related safety measures.

The Rajasthan government will create awareness on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, on the crucial factors of social distancing and wearing masks to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

CM’s high-level meeting with officials

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot held a high-level meeting of officials to review the coronavirus situation in Rajasthan. He said that Gandhigiri is the best possible way to approach people and ask them to follow the safety protocols to contain the spread of COVID-19. He said it’s an effective way of convincing people and soft measures often work out well, resulting in greater compliance among citizens.

The chief minister said the wearing of masks and social distancing would be taken up as an awareness drive. All the voluntary organisation, NCC and scouts and guides will be involved in creating awareness.

All the district administrations have been asked to conduct awareness rallies. The ideals of Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness and health will be the focus of these rallies.

Rajasthan govt to also release report card on Oct 2

October 2 has been also chosen by the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee as the day when the government will present its report card to the public. The Congress party had decided that each government department will come out with its report card listing its achievements.

Last week, the issue was discussed at the party level when the chief minister and AICC observers were present.

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Gehlot has said that the state government achieved more than 70 per cent of its targets. The government was following the promises made to the people in the election manifesto of the party.

The promises made in the manifesto were being delivered despite the setback caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Each minister from the department will come out with the progress report of the department. This would be a programme of the party.

The aim is to go before the people and present a bright picture on the welfare works undertaken by the Congress government.

Also, to score brownie points in the process and to showcase its success, the chief minister recently announced free food grains for over 4.14 lakh families in the state.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced that each family would get 10 kilos of wheat and a kilo of pulses free.

 

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