Last Sunday, 22nd of March 2020, India had observed “Janta Curfew ” wherein the citizens of India including NRIs or Foreigners residing in India currently will volunteeringly establish the curfew!
Two things that caught eyes of everyone were:
- It was volunteeringly by the People, For the People!
- 5minutes @5 PM Act, i.e. clapping/ringing bells 🔔 or using spoon and utensils as bells for 5minutes @5PM during Janta curfew!
Yes, you read it right. 👏 clap for 5 minutes in honour and as display of respect for all those professionals who are readily risking their lives to help and save others! (like medical professionals, transport drivers, delivery boys, cleaners, sweepers, etc.)
The thought of saluting these professionals was superb and the spirits shown by Indians was equally tremendous!
But, something very important went wrong at many centers. Few people forgot the main concept behind “Janta Curfew”. The severity, seriousness of the cause and the urgency for the “Janta Curfew ” went overseen with the drums, and celebrations that had inadvertently begun by few immature citizens in continuation to that 5minutes!
It was a beautiful sight to see the unity of so many Indians and following the requestful order of PM, Narendra Modi – staying inside and showing gratitude to other professionals for 5minutes.
But, to that once in a lifetime heartful sight, videos that circulated right after of people wandering in groups on roads and celebrating were like needles pricking in the bubble of that beautiful sight!
“Dude first get your concepts clear! “
The whole concept of curfew at this situation is a Need to save yourself and your fellow countrymen! It had a fun element attached to it, but “Janta curfew ” itself was not just for Fun! It was no joke, but a very deep psychological dose. It was meant for You to understand the depth of seriousness of COVID-19 and the only keypoint to break the chain is “Isolation “! It was a Class To get you accustomed to staying inside and still find a way to have a fruitful day.
“Hope you, who is reading this, was already aware of above concepts and if not then you have got your concept Right by Now! “
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Until next time, Toodles! “