NDMC invites short films on curbing dengue

NDMC invites short films on curbing dengue

The New Delhi Municipal Council has invited applications for short films on dengue to increase the awareness level against mosquito-borne diseases in Delhi. 

Participants can make a four-minute-long movie and upload it online. The applications can be sent to the council till July 31.

The initiative was taken to sensitise people on the precautionary measures of dengue and to help curb the number of dengue infections in the city. The best entry will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh. 

“The council has sought entries from citizens on short films on dengue so that people can come up with creative ideas on the issue. The online competition will attract the best ideas on how to raise the awareness level among people on the causes of dengue. The council will choose from the clips and come up with an educational advertisement for people,” said Dr P K Sharma, medical officer of health, NDMC.

The applications submitted should not exceed 25 MB in size. 

The capital has seen 31 dengue cases till July 2. So far, this season has seen one case of malaria and no case of chikungunya. 

School ralliesIn another effort, the council has called all the resident welfare associations and market associations on Saturday to discuss how to minimise the causes of mosquito breeding on its premises. 

“This exercise will help people bring down mosquitogenic conditions. The council’s Health Department has also arranged for school rallies on the mesaures to curb dengue and malaria in which children will take out rallies around the school,” said Dr Sharma.

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