Keep Following the Safety Norms!

Ramadhan Kareem has given us sufficient lessons to learn patience. The values of Ramadan are the ones that we must not easily forget; the importance of patience, empathy and service to others. The holy month of Ramadhan Kareem has shown us how these values can be best put into practice into our day to day life. Infact there is no better time than this dark phase of Covid-19 to apply the teachings of holy month of Ramadhan for the benefit of the society.
Today everyone is cooperating in the society to fight against the Coronavirus. This is a sign of wisdom and rationality and has positive implications. This year’s Eid-ul-Fitr was a different one due to the ongoing crisis of Coronavirus. We have not done on this Eid what we have been doing previously on the occasions of Eid. The virus has given a setback to the society and kept almost everyone under control. The world seems to have stopped for a while. There is rise in the number of cases in India being affected by this virus. Nevertheless efforts are appreciable by everyone and all sections of the society to keep this pandemic under control. But there are signs of worry with the society and some pathetic stories are appearing on the scene. It was heart wrenching to see a kid playing with his dead mother on the railway platform. It has also given high pain to see a baby dying of shortage of milk on the railway station which could have saved him. Hunger is going to highly challenge this World now than the virus. There seems to be no immediate availability of a proper vaccine or cure against the virus. There is no clear cut answer when this bad phase will end and everyone is like ‘Aakhir kab Tak’ (Means for how long this virus will make us suffer). Now it has been vastly realized that only precautions can be the only sound measure to check the virus. Govt. is trying to ease the lockdown in a phased manner to bring some confidence in the society.
It is a harsh reality but we have to accept it that there is a new order to be followed in the world. We must act as rational beings and think and act wisely. Our prime responsibility is to not let this pandemic go out of our control. We must keep following the safety norms and the social distance guidelines against the Coronavirus
The movements have already started on roads and shops are mostly open. Some of the offices and businesses have also started resuming their operations. But it must be remembered that with the moments increasing there are also the chances of spread of this pandemic. We have an ever increasing responsibility to protect others and be protected from the virus. Besides it is the duty of all employers and businesses that they should implement good hygiene and infection control practices. They should promote frequent and thorough hand washing, including by providing workers, customers, and worksite visitors with a place to wash their hand and use sanitizers. They must encourage workers to stay home if they are sick and encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes. Organizations’ should explore whether can offer flexible worksites (e.g., work from home) and flexible work hours to increase the physical distance among employees and between employees and others. They must also discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment as much as possible. It is our responsibility to organize events, observe festivals and occasions with more simplicity. We should refrain from making large groups which can prove risky. It is not possible to physically reach and meet and greet our near and dear ones. We have found some technological solutions for many urgent works in our day to day life. There are also options online to meet and greet online and enlighten our hearts. It is our good feelings that matter most and our dear ones will also love it. It’s the poorer section of the society that is badly hit by this crisis. It is our responsibility to help them and bring some smile on their faces. It will give a lot of satisfaction and prove confidence building measure in our society. We must try to resist from unnecessary purchasing and help society as much as possible. It is a harsh reality but we have to accept it that there is a new order to be followed in the world. We must act as rational beings and think and act wisely. Our prime responsibility is to not let this pandemic go out of our control. We must keep following the safety norms and the social distance guidelines against the Coronavirus. We must also continue our efforts by wearing a mask, using sanitisers and ensuring proper social distancing measures. All this is required without fail for our own health benefit and the society as a whole. When we are alive and in good health, will be able to live a happy life today and in future. We should stay positive and hope for the peace and prosperity to revisit us soon. We should pray to God to get us out of this big crisis. ……….
( The author is an Assistant Professor, School of Management, ITM University Gwalior, Youth Ambassador, IYS, and a regular columnist with “ The Kashmir Horizon, He can be reached at- dr.shahidamin15@gmail.com)

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