Thank you Amit Gupta for introducing me and forwarding me this opportunity where I can share my story on Pandemic. Do check out Amit Gupta’s post on Pandemic here
When I sit and think how this Pandemic has taken over our life, honestly, merely a thought of it thrills me. On the other side, it excites me equally that we are going to be an integral part of a historic moment. Some sources claims,” This Pandemic is the result of one nation’s voluntary lethal act”. Some believe, “This is the KARMA of humans, whatever they did on the name of growth, modernization, or own wish, they escaped skillfully by giving common justification i.e. it is a demand of the time, regardless what is right or wrong, so perhaps it is the effect of the rage of Mother Earth on us. When humans encountered any problems in life they ask God ” Why Me?” the strange part is, this time no one uttered a word neither a person nor community do you know why? Deep inside we all know the ongoing situation has come to show us a mirror and saying “be in your limits“. The OVER of anything has always brought hazardous consequences our history has witnessed many examples of it. This halt in life, be it social or economical every bit has proven this. This pandemic has given us various reasons to look inside, it reminded us to look back to our roots, rejuvenated the long lost ethics, parallelly it busted few myths also, made us understand the difference between want and need. Nevertheless, I am an Indian living in the USA who is experience and feel the change in both ways.
Dear Successors I would like to share some of my personal observations from different angles during this crisis, I want you all to be aware of from the very beginning also I wish this reality check may remain with you forever.
Agriculture Is The Back Bone of Any Nation:- Hey! my future generation before heading further let me remind you the two crucial points that I believe you have already learned about, these are:- Respect Food take only what you eat or can eat think before wasting it, respect the person who works day and night go through many sleepless nights to make sure his nation does not sleep hungry, Yes! you got it Respect Farmers.
As the COVID-19 crisis triggers most of the commercial firms to face the toughest time, almost every business’s future is on stake, with due respect of all the front line workers after them if someone has stood on his toes i.e. Farmer, do you agree with me? Lockdown led an uncertain pause o on many things like casual shopping, branded clothes, travel, restaurants, education (online class came as an alternative), most of the offices (work from home again an alternative), hospitals are overloaded with corona cases at some extent stopped taking general/other cases. We compromised on many essential items however, one thing that does not stand still even for a second is Grocery and Dairy, the basic food like grains. rice, dal, veggies, chapatis, spices, fruits, milk were the only items people are busy in managing to run the life. Imagine how brilliantly originally farmers and the related members in the chain have held the base of the country. The sad part, farmers are the one who suffers a lot in fact still suffering from the uncertainty of the weather, sometimes high debt killed them, some time distribution chain suppresses their hard work. Do I need to mention that the time has come where the condition of the farmers should be taken under consideration more sincerely by the government Advanced and upgraded, human-friendly, economical technology in the agriculture industry is the call of the hour? Fortunately, when most of the countries across the globe are struggling to stock the foods, India has generous food grains, and enough supplies to serve.
Developing Countries Are More Cautious Than Developed Countries:- I grew up with a myth that a developed country is any day a better place to live than a developing country, yes I agree up to some extent it is, life may be quite easier there, they do have better online services, a strong economical base, women are independent, moreover, my first myth busted when I saw their extremely complex phenomena of medical service, the complexity level is higher when your parents or relative needs medical emergency. Here comes another moment to dispel my rest of the myth, when I was in a belief that a developed country must have some better plans of precautions to deal with Corona, opposite to my expectations in many developed countries severity of the situation has not been taken that seriously before by the authority, services are fully open initially it was for limited hours only but now things are running on normal timing, I don’t think I need to mention about the graph of the mortality rate of such countries.
Crisis Brings Opportunities:- According to the Greek philosopher Plato “Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention” time has come to relive this very famous say once again. We can not deny Pandemic 2020 has shown us the worst of everything but if we dare to peep on the other side we would be able to see a vast number of opportunities are on its way to India. India has reflected the best version of its creativity during the lockdown phase, be it making reusable masks, matching masks to maintain the glam-sham, be it building immunity through yoga or homemade beverages if we really think about, the silver lining is right in front of us indicating that we could stand back even in a stronger way. A simple boycott of few imported items will open the doors for many innovations in the long term and short term as well. think positive be optimistic, because we know this shall too pass.
Country Can Only Develop When It’s Every State Develops:- Have read and watched innumerable heartwrenching stories of migrant daily wage workers. The harsh reality of their life tore me apart, especially the wounded little feet, the pain of hunger in their eyes will compel you to think twice if the states they originally belong to thought about to generate the jobs for them, the picture might have been something else, the situation could have been controlled up to a major extent. Here I feel that this is the time when the state authorities need to restructure their policies and plans to beget the opportunities for the future generation. Do not get me wrong here everyone is free to choose the state/country they want to live in, I am only thinking of those who feel more comfortable working in their home town, mere a job hunt coerce them to leave their state.
Hygiene Should Not Be Compromised:- The very basic thing that we have learned in corona season is the importance of Hygiene/Cleanliness not only within us but also around us. I am not a traveler kind of a person however sharing my side through my experiences, the states I have been traveled till now in my country India I have witnessed that the definition of hygiene and cleanliness are not the same in all the states of India. No, I am not going to blame any state authority here, as I believe the practice of cleanliness can only be performed when one can have thoughts of cleanliness in mind through this only one will get the way to keep his/her city clean. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Program may have launched by one person, endorsed by many renowned personalities zillion times, nothing is going to work unless each person going to stand for it, everyone has to understand that hygiene does not refer the cleanliness of own house only but also his society.
Have Some Time To Talk your Friends And Family:- Living in the USA, and the news going on channels about the COVID 19 situation has blessed me to have a talk with many of those relatives and friends (apart from own family members) whom I guess I talked for the very first time in my 12 years of marriage, or maybe just 2nd time, yes I know sounds funny but this true. Though we are connected on the WhatsApp group but not so actively like what and which company are they exactly executed? What are their future plans? How their health has been during the days? the situation is vice versa. So the crux of these relations is somewhere had left behind talking to those forgotten friends and family members have been blessings in disguise for us. This made us realize how busy we got into our own life. Do not wait for any crisis to knock down and then wake up to know what your friends and family whether near or far are up to, get some time as the mandatory job to call them, and talk to them about their well being, stay connected keep alive your relations.
These are some of my deep and crisp learning about the facts though I am still learning amidst the challenges Pandemic is throwing on us. Are you agree with the pointers mentioned above? Which new opportunities you think we can generate in the future as a personal or national level? Do not forget to share it with me.
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