New Delhi, Sep 8 : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday visited the residence of legendary former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev, as part of his effort to spread awareness about the campaign against dengue.
The chief minister had also tagged Mr Dev as part of a social media campaign before visiting him, urging him to join the campaign.
Mr Dev hosted the CM for tea and assured him that he would join the campaign from next Sunday morning.
Mr Dev said, “It’s a very big initiative. Congratulations to the CM for taking such a responsibility. I think it is our responsibility - every citizen of Delhi and the country. We should take care of every small thing. Let’s save Delhi from dengue. I think we all have to take good care of ourselves. What can be more important than preventing disease?”
“ I am extremely happy that a lot of celebrities have joined this initiative. Many people have tweeted today about it. Delhi’s people are participating in large numbers. I am very happy that Kapil Dev, who is such a big youth icon has given his support. I am confident that many other people will be inspired to join the campaign. Lakhs of people will be inspired by Kapil Dev, “ Mr Kejriwal said.
Mr Kejriwal thanked Mr Dev for his support and said, “All it takes is just 10 minutes every Sunday. Everyone has ten minutes on a Sunday. The simple formula to protect ourselves from dengue is to ensure there is no clean stagnant water anywhere in your home.”(UNI)