New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has adopted a national level poster making challenge to contain the deadly virus. The community collaboration initiative targets the students with "Bal Sena Fights Corona" to help close the awareness deficit- an important gradient in the people's fight against the virulent virus.
With the theme Covid-19, the challenge is open to all the students from class 1 to 12 in three class-wise categories, said a CRPF statement. The entries could be in the form of a hand painting, drawing or sketch with appropriate tagline and slogan. The entries adjudged the first, second and third in each of the three categories will be rewarded with cash prizes of Rs 50,000, Rs 40,000 and 25,000, respectively. In addition, 10 motivational prizes Rs 5,000 will also be given in each of the three categories. The cash prizes are tagged with an array of inventories that would empower them further.
"The entries are being invited through the Twitter account of the Force @crpfindia till April 25, 2020," said the statement. The CRPF, a paramilitary force which is mandated to provide internal security in Jammu & Kashmir, and Maoist-affected areas, has adopted the method when the nation rallied against the ongoing pandemic which has so far claimed 324 lives and over 8,000 confirmed cases in India.
Besides sticking to its core competence in ensuring law and order during the 21-day lockdown, the CRPF has gone beyond its professional domain to serve the people in myriad ways - from distributing food, medicine, sanitisers and other essential items to making masks and a lot more.