A Billion People, One Goal – Covid19 brings India TogetherBy: Gurpreet Somal, Manager – Communications
Our coach Saneej’s entire building (with 190 families) has been cordoned off, due to four positive cases of Covid19. No one is allowed to leave their homes till all the families are tested in the locality.
Our coach Sahitya in Hyderabad, says that people are whole-heartedly supporting the strong measures enforced by the State government of Telangana. Citizens can avail of essential
services and the army has also been aiding the government thus ensuring that the lockdown is smoothly implemented across the State.
All our coaches are trying to do their best and making fitness / motivational videos to keep the children engaged.
Across India, those who moved from the cities to villages are being swiftly traced & stamped by local village panchayats & gram-sevaks (to ensure no one unwittingly spreads the virus in rural communities), and told to self-quarantine for two weeks. The level of awareness and prompt action by rural authorities is just as strict as their urban counterparts, breaking stereotypes that villages lack awareness or progressive mindsets. Efficient systems are in place to transfer affected patients to hospitals.
Syam Kumar (Residential Director of Krushi Home where we run our program) in Gowdavalli (Telangana), is enforcing preventive measures for the safety of the children. Sanitization of the area, washing hands & feet, early morning hot water gargles (with salt and turmeric), mid-morning milk with turmeric, healthy diet and one-arm distancing during meals are some of the health measures being set by him.
For now, with 2100 children in our program across the country and an overall population of 1.3 billion people in India, it has been insightful and heartening to see our entire staff and the entire country rallying together to get through this fight as one.