Arvind Kejriwal tells school children to write letters to 'Captain uncle and Khattar uncle' in bid to reduce stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana

  • Arvind Kejriwal told school children in the city that smoke emanating from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana was causing air pollution in New Delhi and asked them to write letters to chief ministers of the two states.

  • Kejriwal distributed masks to schoolchildren as part of the government's initiative to protect them from pollution and also explained children about stubble burning.

  • The Delhi government has procured 50 lakh N95 masks for distribution among children in private and government schools.

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday told school children in the city that smoke emanating from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana was causing air pollution in New Delhi and asked them to write letters to chief ministers of the two states urging them to control it.

 Arvind Kejriwal tells school children to write letters to Captain uncle and Khattar uncle in bid to reduce stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

Kejriwal distributed masks to schoolchildren as part of the government's initiative to protect them from pollution and also explained children about stubble burning.

The Delhi government has procured 50 lakh N95 masks for distribution among children in private and government schools.

He said the smoke emanating from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causes pollution in Delhi.

"Please write letters to Captain uncle and Khattar uncle and say, 'Please think about our health'," he told children.

He also urged Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh to think about the health of children and take steps to stop stubble burning.

The chief minister also urged students to help in stopping garbage burning in the national capital.

"We have to stop garbage burning in Delhi. If you see anyone doing so, request them to not do it. If they do not listen, there is a WhatsApp number to report it," he said.

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Updated Date: Nov 01, 2019 10:52:50 IST