UGC calls young warriors to combat COVID
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: University Grants Commission (UGC) wrote to higher educational institutes (HEIs) regarding call for participation in young warriors- A youth led movement to combat COVID-19. The Commission said HEIs collectively represent one of the largest academic networks anywhere in the world with millions of students enrolled across thousands of institutes every year.
It is our interface with a large and diverse student community that makes us an engine for social change and development. Ongoing COVID-19 crisis makes it imperative that we come together to inspire leadership skills in our youth and imbibe them with empathy to ensure that each student plays a pivotal role in our battle against this deadly virus at an individual, family and social level. UGC asked all ViceChancellors and principals to encourage students or teachers of 18 to 30 years to join this movement to safeguard families, communities and the country.
They can also encourage and engage younger peers of students and teachers to participate in the young warrior movement. There are essentially five tasks that are part of this young warrior movement will be eligible for UNICEF certificate on completion of task including vaccine buddy, stress buster, fake news police, care giver and CAB influencer.
UGC along with UNICEFYuwaah and partners also proposes to organise multiple online capacity building sessions during June- July 2021 on topics related to COVID appropriate behaviour, vaccine hesitancy, home care prevention, reliable and verified information and knowledge etc. These sessions will also support young people become ambassadors of change within their family and communities.