Chhattisgarh Police Creates World Record By Distributing 14 Lakh Masks Within 6 Hours

by Suchismita Pal
Chhattisgarh Police Creates World Record By Distributing 14 Lakh Masks Within 6 Hours

The cops at Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district celebrated Raksha Bandhan in a splendid way to spread awareness of COVID-19. On August 3, 2020, the Raigarh police conducted a mega campaign named Ek Rakshasutra Mask Ka and distributed more than 14 lakh masks within a period of six hours. This commendable initiative under the Raigarh district police chief Santosh Kumar Singh entered the ‘Golden Book of World Record’. Read on to know the details.

Chhattisgarh Police Distributed Over 14 Lakh Masks On Raksha Bandhan

The word ‘Raksha Bandhan’ means ‘tie of protection’. With the COVID-19 pandemic in place, face masks can be the most appropriate symbols of protection. The police personnel distributed the masks among the residents and the needy people for six hours, from 9 AM to 3 PM. Many organisations and agencies, too, teamed up with the Raigarh police, helping them donate the masks to the masses. Around 362 organisations, 7500 volunteers and  115 vehicles took part in the mega campaign. People from all across the world lauded the initiative on social media.

Chhattisgarh Police 14 Lakh Masks
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More Than 12 Lakh Masks Had Arrived At The Police Stations For Distribution

As per reports, the Raigarh Superintendent of Police said, “Our team and the volunteers were overwhelmed with an impressive response given by the people of Raigarh who enthusiastically made the campaign — Ek Rakshasutra Mask Ka as a spectacular success. The Golden Book of World Record has certified the drive as having created a world record by the Raigarh police. With the numbers continue to pour in, other agencies engaged with the record certification are also monitoring”.

Chhattisgarh Police 14 Lakh Masks
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More than 12 lakh masks had arrived at the chowkies and police stations for the distribution as part of the festive awareness drive. The ‘Golden Book of World Record’ estimated around 12.37 lakh distributed by the police personnel. The Superintendent of Police stated that according to another estimation, the cops had given over 14.87 lakh masks till 3 PM to the people.

Chhattisgarh Police 14 Lakh Masks
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Previously, amid lockdown, the police officials all across India had taken up various quirky measures to combat the infection spread. From Twitter posts and street plays and to songs and YouTube videos, the cops took up all the possible measures to teach people about the adversities of coronavirus. Here are some of our favourites: