Bengal Govt To Rope In Folk Artistes To Spread Dengue Awareness


Kolkata: The Bengal Government has decided to take the help the beneficiaries of the Lok Prasar Prakalpa for spreading awareness about dengue.

The mosquito-borne disease occurs certain times of the year, ever year and the State Government has set up an effective mechanism to fight it, from employing extra doctors to setting up special blood-testing facilities to running health camps to spraying anti-mosquito medicines.

And now, it has come up with another initiative – to employ the services of the folk artistes (singers and dancers) who are beneficiaries of the Lok Prasar Prakalpa to spread awareness about the diseases through their songs, dances and street theatres throughout the state – from the big towns to the remotest of villages.

These artistes have been very successfully used till now to spread information about the various government schemes, and hence, the decision was taken to employ them for fighting dengue.

The script for the songs and poems related to fighting dengue would be written by the Health Department and these would be handed over to the folk performers.