The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter on Thursday and thanked the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag for supporting the #10Hafte10Baje10Minute campaign to eliminate dengue. CM Kejriwal justified his appreciation for the former Indian opener Sehwag by stating that the youth will be positively influenced by the cricketer’s message. Sehwag’s message was shared by the Vice President of Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi, Sanjeev Jha on Twitter. In his tweet, he wrote that “The war against dengue has been joined by the fierce opener Virender Sehwag. On CM Kejriwal Ji, Sehwag extended his helping hand like a sensitive citizen. Listen, what message did your favourite batsman give for Delhiites? Do share this video #10Hafte10Baje10Minute."
डेंगू पर वार में तूफानी और सलामी बल्लेबाज @virendersehwag का साथ मिला। CM @ArvindKejriwal जी की अपील पर एक संवेदनशील नागरिक की तरह सहवाग ने बढ़ाया मदद का हाथ।— Sanjeev Jha (@Sanjeev_aap) October 10, 2019
सुनिये, दिल्ली वालों के लिए क्या संदेश दिया आपके प्रिय बल्लेबाज ने? शेयर जरूर करिये ये वीडियो।#10Hafte10Baje10Minute pic.twitter.com/xNaU7m4hEi
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal further shared his party cadre's tweet and thanked Virender Sehwag for his support. CM Kejriwal in his tweet said that “I thank Virender Sehwag Ji for giving his voice to our campaign against Dengue. I strongly believe that after listening to your message, the youth of Delhi will join the #10Hafte10Baje10Minute campaign with more enthusiasm and vigour". The campaign - #10Hafte10Baje10Minute was launched by CM Arvind Kejriwal in August this year.
डेंगू के खिलाफ अपनी आवाज़ बुलंद करने के लिए वीरेंद्र सहवाग जी को धन्यवाद— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 10, 2019
मुझे विश्वास है के दिल्ली के युवा आपका संदेश सुनकर #10Hafte10Baje10Minute अभियान में और उत्साह के साथ जुड़ेंगे। https://t.co/AdUPGAkshR
Former opener and Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag, in his video message highlighted the importance of teamwork to eliminate Dengue.
He said, “Hello Delhiites, I support the war against Dengue and the new campaign of working towards eliminating dengue on every Sunday. Just like we need teamwork to become a champion that is exactly how we need many champions to defeat dengue. Apart from your own personal bid to eliminate dengue, you will have to help your neighbours as well. The more you help people; you will get closer to becoming a champion.”
After this part, a voice over runs behind the video and urges people to spread the message. “Apart from your own homes, every champion should at least call up their ten friends and ask them to check their houses,” said the voiceover. Later, Virender Sehwag continues and repeats the slogan. He says, “We have to work for 10 weeks at 10’o clock for 10 minutes and only then we can defeat dengue and call ourselves a champion”.
An official statement released by Aam Aadmi Party said that 60 deaths due to dengue were reported in 2015, none were reported this year so far. It further thanked Virender Sehwag for his support to the campaign. "Through his video appeal, he has also called on to the people of Delhi to become Champions by urging others to join the campaign too. The Champion campaign envisages that citizens should reach out to 10 of their friends and ask them to check their premises for signs of stagnant water," read an official release.
"The campaign has resulted in a massive reduction in the number of Dengue cases in the city. Cooperation from citizens of Delhi in the campaign has led to a stark decrease in the number of cases, which were only 356 till October this year against 650 in October 2018," the official release added.
(With ANI Inputs)