Chandigarh : On the occasion of the ‘International Youth Day’, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday launched the distribution of sports kits to Corona volunteers who rendered outstanding services in support of the state government’s fight against the second wave of the pandemic.
In a symbolic launch, the Chief Minister himself distributed sports kits to 10 volunteers from his official residence.
Interacting with the youth, Capt Amarinder appreciated their efforts in creating awareness amongst the residents about the significance of health protocols and vaccination to check the further spread of the Coronavirus.
Regretting the unfortunate loss of nearly 16,000 lives due to Covid in Punjab, he said the toll could have been higher had it not been for the active participation of youth, especially during the second wave, in sensitising the people to go for immediate treatment, and later convincing them to get vaccinated.
The Chief Minister urged the volunteers to continue their campaign for educating people in view of an impending third wave given the spurt in cases in several states and in countries like the US.
Lauding the efforts of the Youth Services department, Capt Amarinder Singh said the initiative for giving sports kits to youth would further encourage them to take up sports activities in a big way, and to be inspired by the players who won accolades in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympic Games.