Panaji, Mar 19 : Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday announced to have accepted the #SafeHandsChallenge, a social media awareness campaign to promote precautionary measures against COVID-19, thrown to him by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani.
In a tweet, Dr Sawant said, "I accept the #SafeHandsChallenge Smt. @smritiirani ji. Let’s ensure that we take all precautions to stop the spread of #COVID19. I further nominate Shri @mansukhmandviya, Shri @Dev_Fadnavis, Shri @rameshmashelkar, Shri @rajeev_mp, Shri @NSawaikar." The Chief Minister also nominated former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and Goa BJP General Secretary Narendra Sawaikar among others to take up the challenge. In the short video released in the tweet, the Chief Minister is seen washing his hands with soap, one of the key precautionary measures, recommended by global health authorities to keep the coronavirus at bay.
Meanwhile, Goa Bharatiya Janata Party President Sadanand Shet Tanavade also released a similar video earlier in the day in which he was seen washing his hands with soap. (UNI)