SIVASAGAR: In a bid to curb the deadly Coronavirus, the Gargaon College took a laudable initiative. The Science Unit of Gargaon College, in collaboration with Teachers’ unit and Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) on Friday distributed hand sanitizer free of cost among the residents of Darika Koibartta village, an adopted village of the college and nearby areas as fears about Coronavirus affecting people looms large. They also launched an awareness campaign, aimed at stalling the fast-expanding virus in the country.
It needs mentioning that the hand sanitizer was made by Dr. Arandao Narzary, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the College. The distribution programme of hand sanitizer was inaugurated by Dr. Sabyasachi Mahanta, Principal of Gargaon College. Dr Mahanta said, “Awareness and precautionary measures can only prevent the disease from spreading.” He also urged the people to follow the instructions issued by the Health department.
While talking to The Sentinel, Dr Mahanta said, “The teachers and students of our college are putting their best efforts to contribute what they can at this crucial time. Today a team of 25 teachers including vice-principal Dr Rina Handique, Diganta Konwer, Dr Dilip Kumar Deka, Dr Arandao Narzaray, Dr Jitu Saikia, Dimbeswar Das have reached the doorsteps of residents of Panibil, Longkak Gohain gaon, Gargaon and Sunpura villages with an awareness campaign to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading.
“With the outbreak of the Coronavirus across India, there has been a huge crisis of hand sanitizers in the markets of Sivasagar. Even if hand sanitizers are found in some shops, the shopkeepers are allegedly charging very high prices, making it difficult for people from the economically weaker sections to purchase them. To curb this crisis, Dr. Arandao Narzary, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry of our College shouldered the responsibility to make hand sanitizer and we have already distributed more than 100 bottles of hand sanitizers free of cost among the people so far,” Mahanta said.