At a time when the country is going through a rough path due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with confusion arising amongst the student community regarding recent developments in the country, volunteers of ABVP South Mumbai have been spreading information regarding various step taken by the state government to counter the rise of the Novel Coronavirus.
On a daily basis, a public representative is invited to go live on the Instagram page of ABVP South Mumbai (www.instagram.com/ABVPSouthMumbai) and interact with students. Various industry leaders, social activists and professors have been called so far.
The ABVP unit of HR college has been making various posts on social media and circulating information on WhatsApp groups whenever an announcement that can affect students is made. Various volunteers have been allocated the job of countering fake news on WhatsApp
Multiple helpline numbers have also been created to help the student community if they are stuck in any district or face any shortages of food or other essential services.
Whenever an important announcement is made, ABVP members on the college and district level verify the news and then begin circulating it in all circles. Students are routinely informed about the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and are being taught how to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
However, at the same time, steps are being taken to ensure that mass panic doesn’t take place amongst the students, and efforts are being made to educate people about the ill-effects of hoarding essentials and medical equipment.
It is being ensured that awareness is spread amongst students about the lockdown, and students have been advised to stay at home until the government lifts restrictions.