“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service” —- JOHN BURROUGHS
countless stories can be told of sacrifices made and the innocents deaths that brings to fore the real humanity of the corona virus warriors who keeps risking their life’s to saves peoples from the depth of death an provide solace to those who have lost their dear ones even thought they were surrounded by the medicine. can this spirits of altruism, fortitude and self – sacrifice pave away for a new eco 0 friendly lifestyle?
Religious text are filled with narratives of tremendous sacrifice and resilience. The power of faith in a divine beings binds desperate elements of society to rise to great heights. The obedience of ram to give up his kingdom and go exile; the deeply insightful decision of the buddha to sacrifice his kinship to venture into the forest in search of answer to our existential reality; the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for the absolution of the sinning multitudes; the martyrdom of Imam Hussain to upholds the standards of truth when confronted by a heartless tyrannical ruler; the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur for protecting religious freedom are just a few examples. As soon as the cloud or the smoke cleared away will the people still be happy with the alien virus they struggled with.
To build a new world is no easy task. Since the beginning of the outbreak, healthcare professionals have truly been selfless warriors, giving everything to uphold their job responsibilities, even at the cost of cutting themselves off from their families and loved ones. Although most doctors have experienced the gratification of healing patients and saving their lives, many battles have also been lost along the way with several doctors going to the extent of even sacrificing their own lives in the line of duty. Doctors, nurses and many others in the healthcare sector have donned the role of a brave medical army fighting against coronavirus, standing strong with thermometers, stethoscopes and ventilators as their weapons. I salute their courage, valour and selflessness in serving society. No words are enough to express gratitude towards all the Corona Warriors, who risked their own lives to save the lives of others. It’s unfortunate and a great personal loss for me that so many of them lost their lives during this time.