Directorate of Samagra Shiksha J&K, UNICEF hold sensitization prog on ‘COVID-19 Infection, Prevention, Control and Myths’

Jammu, June 5: Directorate of Samagra Shiksha Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with UNICEF India, today organized a sensitization programme on ‘COVID-19 Infection, Prevention, Control and Myths’ for Teacher Educators and Teachers of Jammu and Kashmir.

The event which was held under the supervision of its Project Director, Deep Raj, was attended by 350 participants from across the Union Territory including CEOs, DIET Faculty and Teachers.

After the introductory word from Programme Coordinator Samagra Shiksha, renowned expert in Community Medicines, Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Saleem (MD), Consultant UNICEF, gave a detailed presentation on COVID-19 infection. He discussed various preventive measures need to be taken up at local and the institutional level to curb the spread of virus.

While interacting with the participants, Dr Sheikh focused on sharing more and more authentic information on COVID related activities with the students during their online sessions.“This will ensure not only their safety and security in particular but the society at large”, he added.

During his discussion with the participants, Dr. Sheikh Saleem also gave detailed account of myths being hooked with COVID-19 virus especially with regard to foods, some ineffectual activities and impact of COVID-19 vaccination. To overcome such glitches, he emphasized the need for educating masses about different guidelines issued from Union Ministry of Education, WHO, UNICEF etc.

“Teachers have a greater role to sensitize masses so as to curb the current pandemic” Dr. Saleem asserted.

The participants thanked the Project Director Samagra Shiksha for organizing such timely session and asked for more such programmes to be organized in coming days.

The programme ended with the vote of thanks from Programme Incharge Samagra Shiksha.

Pertinent to mention that the session was also broadcasted live on JK Knowledge Network and Facebook page.