Greater Noida (West): Eleven-year-old Dhruvi Giri is the youngest member of Noida Extension Flat Owners’ Main Organisation (NEFOMA). Notwithstanding her tender age, she has taken upon herself to spread awareness about preventive measures against coronavirus through WhatsApp stickers.
The idea cropped up in her mind when she was sitting idle at home after the closure of schools were announced on Friday. Dhruvi, in barely an hour's time, created a sticker with NEFOMA's logo. She deliberately chose Hindi as the language is understood by a majority and people connect with it more easily.
Speaking to this reporter over phone, Dhruvi said she wanted to spread the right kind of information at a time when everyone is talking about the spread of the virus.
The stickers she created go 'Do not panic', 'Regularly wash hands with soap', 'Greet with a Namasthey' etc.
Asked who told her about the prevention against the disease, pat comes the answer from the little girl, " I keep watching news, and social media to get knowledge".
Elaborating on the issue, she said, “The virus stays on fabric for 48 hours. The best way is to keep the fabric in the sunlight before washing."
As the schools across Uttar Pradesh have been closed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, annual examinations were delayed. Dhruvi who studies in The Khaitan School was supposed to take her examination this week. She said while she was all prepared for the exams, these holidays gave her more time to revise.