It’s been almost one and a half years since we have been dealing with the covid crisis in our country. From a continuous lockdown for 3 long months to the second wave hitting earlier this year and the simultaneous vaccination drive throughout the country, we as a nation have been going through a lot lately.
But the attitude of the people towards fighting this problem has not changed at all. For the past few weeks, we have seen how people are flooding the hill stations in the northern parts of the country. The situation in Manali, Dharamshala, Shimla, and many other places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand has become gruesome. Scientists have already predicted that a third wave is about to hit the country any time soon and these careless steps are going to accelerate the process very much. We have already seen how fatal the second wave was. The number of deaths all along the second wave was way more than that of last year. Even after all the struggle that we have been going through since last year, I believe we are yet to learn the lesson. Every now and then whenever I step outside my house I see people, not at all maintaining social distance and most of them without a mask. Due to this constant distress, the economy of our country is crippling as well. People are getting sacked regularly from their jobs and there is a dearth of new jobs in the industries. Even the various government exams are getting delayed from time to time. Currently, the scenario is pretty dim.
It is high time that we realize that if we are not careful enough, we have to lose more of our loved ones in this pandemic and it might take us a long long time as a nation to get back on the track of progress. Purnkuti has carried out many drives since the beginning of the pandemic and has been constantly distributing rations and extending help to all the needy people in these difficult times. Even now we are currently working on collecting donations from all parts of India so that we can help more and more people. We are doing our bit every day. But the more necessary question is, are you?