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RC-04/21 INDIA Baddi/Bandh SOC/EDU 05/07/2021 17/07/2021

RC-04/21 BADDI/BANDH COMBATING PANDEMICS SOC/EDU 10 Vol. 05.07.21 – 17.07.21


Background: The recent pandemic of Covid-19 has
completely changed behaviour and perceptions of
people. Whereas a segment of community takes all
safety precautions the other segment ignores them
completely and thinks they are beyond the reach of
disease due to their strong immunity. Though the
infection level has gone down still the communities need
education, awareness on pandemic implications and a
new normal way of life post pandemic.
Spending an increasing amount of time indoors has
driven us to value relationships with family and friends
and fostered a better sense of wellbeing.
This first of its kind pandemic through various economic,
social and political avenues, will affect global
developmental objectives at a much broader scale. The
impacts will be observed more prominently in the UN
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Location & Leisure Time: 10 villages around Bandh-
Baddi. Bandh village is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from

Chandigarh. Bandh village is small and hilly located in
interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a
unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful
environment. Baddi is the largest industrial area of the
state and has 7 major slums for industrial workers and
rag pickers.
Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and
Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited.
Nearby Chandigarh city with internationally known Rock
Garden is a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer
an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.
Work: As a volunteer, you are required to create
awareness through various media on precautions against
the Covid-19 disease and educate people on
preparedness for any such future disaster. Other topics
may include:  Dispel the myths of corona scare,  Imbibe correct knowledge & become aware,  Follow cough etiquettes, hand hygiene & personal
care,  Spread a word of precaution through your share.

We have identified 10 formal and informal communities
which the volunteers will visit and educate people.
Accommodation & food: Volunteers will stay at RUCHI
campus on twin/triple sharing basis. Bed and beddings
are provided. Simple basic amenities will be available,
bringing personal sleeping bag is desirable. Asian squat
type toilet & English WC with hot and cold showers are
available. Our cook will serve authentic Indian
vegetarian meals.
Requirements: Physical fitness, willingness to do hard
manual work for a cause, flexibility and working as a
Leisure time:
International Terminal: New Delhi (320 Kms);
Domestic Terminal: Chandigarh (35 kms)
Nearest railway station: Kalka (30 kms)
Participation Fee: Euro 220