More than 1,000 students took out a jatha this morning in city to spread awareness about dengue and other epidemics and the precautionary measures to be taken up to prevent their spread.

The students of Kyathamaranahalli, Udayagiri and surrounding areas gathered at Srikanteshwara Education Institute where a stage progamme was held under the aegis of MCC and office of the District Health Officer (DHO).

MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh inaugurated the programme in which DHO Dr. S.M. Malegowda and MCC Health Officer Dr. Nagaraj gave talks about epidemics and provided tips to take up preventive measures.

Former Mayor and Corporator H.N. Srikantaiah, who is the President of the Education Institute, was present.

Later, the children marched in a procession which was flagged off by the MCC Commissioner. Children carrying placards, raised slogans and distributed pamphlets to educate the public.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore