Today, we Indians can dedicate our magnificent history. The history, which teaches that the king or the leader may have been riding on the chariot of power, but the operation of society has always been associated with the aspirations of the common man. Not only this, whenever a natural disaster has occurred, Indian social groups have paved the way to deal with it along with the power heroes.
First talk of politics. Take you 322 years before Christ. The first state revolution of the world took place in Pataliputra that year. Was it composed by Chandragupta, born in Chanakya and Anam Kul, who came from distant Taxila? It was public dissatisfaction, whose face he emerged from. Similarly, the boundaries of Bahadur Shah Zafar’s rule were limited to the vicinity of the Red Fort. In those days of powerlessness, suddenly a group of rebel soldiers from Meerut reaches him and chooses him as the leader of the first battle of independence. If there had not been a military revolt, would anyone remember Bahadur Shah? The story of Morarji Desai cutting the old age is also interesting. His prime ministership was a product of public outcry against the Emergency.
All I mean to remind you of this is that today, i.e., the public curfew called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, should not be politicized. In this emergency, it is the duty of every countryman to support the government in the interest of health of himself and his family. Today, if we are successful in banning ourselves, then know that we will be devising a unique way of fighting the epidemic caused by the unknown Corona virus. So far, the power has had to use its power in Wuhan, Paris, Rome, wherever ‘lock-down’ has taken place. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to use manpower. Hopefully, you will understand this. Battles with epidemics can be won only through public awareness.
Azad India has generally been epidemic-free. In 1994, the plague spread in Surat. The then government had taken quick action and stopped it from moving forward. Being limited to a particular place, today he is missing from the memories of the people. However, this battle was also won with public support. If we take this as an exception, after independence, the rise in new medicines and medical facilities have succeeded in controlling tuberculosis from smallpox. There was a time when there was an attack of cholera and ‘big-mata’ (small pox) and smallpox according to the weather.
My father used to say that in the 1930s, when he was seven to eight years old, he had an outbreak of great-mother. As the fever began to erupt, the ‘small pox’ blisters in the body were removed from the village’s huge house and shifted to a mud cell outside. Only my grandmother and one other elderly woman were allowed in it. Before entering that cell, she used to take bath and change clothes and would do the same immediately after leaving. There was no medicine for this disease, but neem leaves were spread when there was itching in the body. Even illiterate villagers knew that neem has the ability to fight viruses. Today, the Prime Minister has to request to maintain social distance, but the rural society at that time used to follow it automatically. We should not hesitate to believe that modern facilities have made our lives easier, So we have deprived some good traditions. Indian civilization has decided its five thousand years only through such rituals.
Not only this, in whose house there was an outbreak of cholera, smallpox or tuberculosis, the patient was automatically put in quarantine. The housemates also followed all the restrictions. During this time, he would bathe several times, change clothes. Do not use the covered or laid beds once and very simple food is made in the house. This is so that the food going into the body is digestible and able to increase the immunity of the householders. Needless to say, infection attacks less on healthy body.
They were alive till our childhood as a virtue ritual. On returning home from outside, it was mandatory for every member of the family to change clothes and wash their hands and feet. Water and soap were available in our city-based houses for 24 hours, but the lack of them in the villages did not come in the way of the hygiene trend. In the corner of every house there, clean soil of the field was kept in the morning, so that the hands would be rubbed with them before meals. Hopefully, when Corona returns, the world community will return to teach the old virtue.
one more thing. This war cannot be won by corona due to mistrust. At such times, we have to trust our state and central governments. Believe it, the central government also started taking action in this matter in time. When the majority of the countries of the world were seriously guilty of this pandemic, the government of New Delhi was engaged in making protocol. This is the reason that despite two months, the disease has not fully reached the third stage in India. Let us try not to let it reach any condition in the fourth stage. You must have known that the fourth stage, the epidemic. Who wouldn’t want to avoid this?