By Aniel Mukhijaa, Principal, Hari Singh Public School Rewari, Haryana.
Corona, covid-19 has become a serious havoc and created a mess in the life of trillions of people on this earth. Now as we don’t see any medicinal solution for it in the near future and even if we find one then also we would have to change our life style to escape from the fatal effects of corona.
We would definitely have to change our mindset that any medical treatment would save us from corona permanently as this is a new virus and scientists are doing researches to know about it and we cannot live locked behind the doors for a long time, the better solution i think is to adopt a disciplined life style along with healthy food habits.
If i talk about old indian culture and lifestyle then i find that there are a lot of examples which prove that we were better than the western countries. Now say it the impact of modernization or globalization that we indians have forgot all those habits of our ancestors which protected us from many diseases.
After the impacts of corona whole world has recognized the indian life style, starting the day with yoga to build immune system, a balanced and nutritious diet full of fibers from fruits and vegetables, proteins and minerals etc., wishing namaste (folding hands) from a distance instead of shaking hands.
Now once again the time has come that we start following what our ancestors have taught us and save ourselves from this epidemic. Those who are vulnerable (children and elderly people along with people suffering from other diseases) to this should be taken care of by the family members and protect them from getting infected.
To live with corona is not as detrimental as to die of it. So the demand of the time is that we should learn to live with it taking good care of ourselves as well as our society. As it is said ‘prevention is better than cure’, we have to religiously obey the guidelines of the doctors and the government.
as the saying goes that ‘one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel’, we have to make sure that we would not be that rotten apple. So be careful and wise to break the chain of infected people.
Do’s and don’ts
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
- Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
- Stay informed on the latest developments about covid-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider.
- Follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Don’t shake hands, either salute or do namaste.