COVID19: LG appeals religious leaders to spread awareness among followers

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Lieutenant Governor, GC Murmu Saturday interacted with leaders and heads of various religious groups and faiths through video-conferencing and asked them to advise their followers against holding any congregations and spread awareness about social distancing amid COVID19 pandemic.

BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to LG; Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and heads of various religious organizations and social activists attended the conference.

The LG said the government alone cannot fight the situation unless people participates and cooperates with the authorities. “Religious and spiritual leaders have a crucial role to play in order to bring about a conscientious behavioral change among people with regard to importance of personal hygiene and social distancing,” he said.

The LG urged religious leaders to appeal to their followers to voluntarily report their travel history and participation in the religious congregation held in Delhi.