PANAJI: Field Outreach Bureau (FOB) - Goa, a local unit of Bureau of Outreach and Communication, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, on Saturday launched a mobile campaign to spread awareness against COVID-19 in the State.
The campaign, will have a dedicated campaign vehicle which would travel across the State till April 14. The vehicle, carrying banners with awareness messages, will have audio clips playing from it. The campaign will visit rural and urban areas in South and North Goa districts.
The campaign kickstarted by Regional Outreach Bureau - Pune, which is having jurisdiction for entire Maharashtra and Goa region for the activities of Bureau of outreach communication.
Speaking about the campaign, Santosh Ajmera, Joint Director, ROB - Pune, said that the key focus of the initiative was to spread awareness about the pandemic among the public and thus help the government contain the spread of the disease.
“The campaign is already on in almost all the districts of Maharashtra which has reported several positive cases. In Goa too, the campaign will cover almost all the major localities. We have received very good response and appreciation from the State and Central government, We would decide about the extension of the campaign according to the lock down situation in the country after April 14," Ajmera said.
Ajmera said Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) - Pune had been involved in various other activities to help the governments contain the spread of the disease. He also urged the people to obey government instructions and stay away from spreading fake information on social media platforms.
Field Publicity officer Riyas Babu T, who heads FOB Goa, said that in Goa, the campaign will cover rural areas and localities predominantly where migrant workers live. “All the people who are involved in the campaign have been instructed to strictly follow the social protocols in place in view of the current situation in the country.