LOVE AND COMPASSION: THE TRUE DEFINITION OF HUMANITY

Amid the second wave of the pandemic, we have been witnessing a lot of overwhelming incidents. Some of us have lost our loved ones to the new disease, while many of us are struggling to cope up with the capricious events that are taking place all around us. Just when I thought I am not going to visit any news websites, in order to refrain myself from the negativity, I came across a few incidents that restored my faith in humanity.

Haryana: A thief, who allegedly fled with 1,700 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Haryana’s Jind, returned the bag. The thief returned the bag with a note that read, “Sorry pata nahi tha corona ki dawai hai.” The note was attached to the bag full of vaccines.

The internet was full of praises for the thief’s noble gesture. He committed a crime by stealing, but he returned the medicines, knowing that these would save lives.

Gujarat: Hours after losing their mothers, two doctors in Gujarat, despite the emotional setback, were back to perform their duties at a time when India is witnessing a rapid increase in coronavirus cases.

Losing a close one is so devastating that it takes time to come out of the grief. Yet, for these frontline heroes, Dr Shikha Patel and Dr Rahul Parmar, their devotion to their duties is just remarkable, as they returned back to work, just hours after cremation.

Ghaziabad: “Manav seva, param dharam” (service to humanity is the highest religion) is the core mantra that has been driving Ghaziabad Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (GGPC) vice-president Gurpreet Singh as he has come out with a unique initiative of “Oxygen langar” to help Covid-19 patients amid rising cases across the country.

Most of us are aware of the shortage of oxygen in hospitals in the current scenario, and groups like these have become life-saviour for many.

Bangalore: Volunteers help ease the burden on the health care system. Be it in helping senior citizens get vaccinated, finding beds for patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms or taking care of those recovering from COVID-19, volunteers are at the forefront in the fight against the pandemic.

Many citizens have turned into good Samaritans, by coming out to help the patients and their relatives. Their little help has reduced a great burden on the hospitals.

Pakistan: Pak trust offers ambulance fleet to India in Covid crisis, writes to Modi

Speaking to The Indian Express over the phone, Faisal Edhi (44), Managing Trustee of the foundation, said that his late father Abdul Sattar Edhi had started the foundation way back in 1951 and currently it is having a fleet of 1,800 ambulances running across Pakistan. Faizal Edhi has roots in India but moved to Pakistan during the partition.

No matter how discord our relations are, such a message from our neighbouring country indeed proves that humanity is above all.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

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