JK News Today special
Jammu, April 21:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke , as usual , with candour and passion that the fight against Corona virus has to be won at all costs , and his message to the nation broadcast on Tuesday evening that there is no escape from the Covid Appropriate behaviour.
The most important point that he underlined was the involvement of the youth and children in enforcing this protocol in their homes, localities and a little beyond so that a comprehensive network is in place to keep corona out of bounds of their areas . A nation-wide network can help in stalling Corona and defeating it comprehensively.
We, living in Jammu and Kashmir, have seen a concerted campaign against the virus by the UT administration headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in which the whole officialdom and the elected representatives of the district development councils have come forward to generate awareness about the covid appropriate behaviour – wearing of masks , sanitization and social distancing . This is what fits into the appeal that Prime Minister made to the people not to step out of their homes unless it is very, very, necessary.
In Jammu and Kashmir , the PM’s appeal and measures undertaken by Manoj Sinha administration are very critical for more than one reasons. This Union Territory sits on top of the map of the country and its typical situation spanned over 30 plus years has drawn international attention to it . That is for the historical reasons .
But with the Corona virus that hit J&K like the rest of the country in 2020 has caused huge damage. Kashmir’s USP is its beauty and tourism , and now several measures were underway to get the tourists to the Valley and revive its economy . These steps had started yielding results as the tourists footfall started during the winters and in spring had many more coming . Many more were waiting online for their bookings in hotels . Film units had started filming and planning more films all across the UT.
The virus that has struck with its second wave is severe in. nature .There is a lurking fear that it may slow the progress that has been made in these sectors so far.
However, what keeps the hope and promise alive is the unyielding spirit of keeping the things afloat . The administration has taken necessary steps to move on – it has taken decisions with extreme care , in which thrust is on saving lives and also keep the economy moving.
These measures gel with the premise of fight against the pandemic set up by PM.