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COVID-19: A way forward

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Author, Writer, Educationist. Counsellor, AOL faculty, Electrical Engineer

We are witnessing that lot of people are anxious during this lockdown, everything seems to be uncertain. However, this phase is an eye opener in many aspects and wish we become more rational in our approach to the various segments of our society.

We generally show lot of distrust towards our industrialist and businessmen. Whenever, country is in crisis they come forward and help in a big way apart from generating jobs for the countrymen and raising their living standards, helping government with huge tax and uplifting society through CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program. If they are diversifying/expanding their horizon, appreciate them as it is going to help society in turn our nation. The principle of any business is to earn profit, if they don’t earn profit, it is difficult for them to survive, resulting in job losses, government losing taxes, affecting social and economic health. Stop criticizing and start encouraging our business stalwarts to take our nation to new heights.

Let’s encourage our youngsters to be entrepreneur with innovation, creative ideas in business so that we aren’t forced to use Chinese or any other product compromising our national interest. We spend too much time, money and energy for Bollywood and cricket, I am not questioning about their integrity, but only few of them really support in times of crisis and their unwarranted criticism on national issues of importance without finding the facts. We love them and disparage our business stalwarts, need to think, and flip the side to make our business stalwarts strong?? Let our youngsters put time, effort and money to build itself in sports arena or as a singer, dancer, acting, drama.

This virus taught us the importance of research. The world is struggling to find solution and we don’t know when we will have full proof vaccine and medication. Government need to create significant budget for research in various fields. Parents, Teachers, industries, Media and government should encourage our youngsters to work towards solutions for challenges faced at different times by providing necessary facilities, good remuneration, recognition and safety.

This pandemic is a sure warning to us that how “population explosion” is going to create a large magnitude catastrophe in future if we don’t act on it. It’s time to support and force government to bring and implement population control bill. Population explosion is affecting our life in terms of economy, adverse effect on health, unemployment, standard of living, education, cleanliness, disparity. Imagine what will happen if this virus spreads hysterically in densely populated areas. This bill is to be seen as gift to future generations for better life than through religious angle. If the parents cannot give a good life to more than 1 or 2 kids, then religious leaders have no moral rights to force them to go for few more kids. They are not only influencing that particular family but affecting the social fabric causing increase in violence, molestation, rape, kidnapping, theft, drug abuse and even extremism and terrorism.

This pandemic brings in gratitude towards our ignored farmers, health workers, Safai workers, Doctors, Engineers, Pharmacist, Police, army, government officers. Can we think of our life without food, medicine, electricity, safety, hygiene?? We need to learn admiration of these warriors instead of attacking them physically, mentally, or socially.

Pankaj Jagannath Jayswal
Author, Educationist, Counsellor, Motivational speaker, AOL Faculty, Electrical Engineer
Books releasing in May: Youth: Reflection of Universe and in Hindi Yuva: Bramhand ka Pratibimb

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