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How’s India doing with Corona? Interpret data as per your lens.
First case of the COVID 19 was reported on 30th January 2020 in India. As of 22nd July, number of daily new COVID cases touched the figure of 45,000 which is more than overall COVID cases of a country like Nigeria which is among 10 most populous countries in the world. However, is this the only criteria to infer how well India is responding to COVID 19. In the absence of concrete evaluation matrix, countries are mostly relying on some basic indicators like number of new cases per day, recovery rate, active cases, cases per million, tests per million. Interestingly, this is provisioning luxury to you of interpreting data as per your lens. If you believe India is doing well, you have good number of data sets to prove it. At the same time, if you think there is a critical scope of improvement, then also there are sufficient indicators. If we shortlist 8 critical indicators to evaluate the performance of a country for COVID response, we may have several interpretation. So lets shortlist few critical indicators like 1) Total number of COVID cases 2) Number of New cases per day 3) Number of Deaths 4) Cases per million population 5) testing per million population 6) recovery rate and 7) Deaths per million population. Now if we bifurcate disturbing indicators and inspiring indicators.
a. Total number of COVID cases: With more than 1200000 cases, India is third on highest number of cases in the world after US and Brazil.
b. Number of new cases per day: Another worrying factor is that graph of number of new cases per day is still going up with 45000 cases reported on 22nd July. This is among the top 3 countries the world.
c. Total number of deaths: India is behind only 6 countries in the world in terms of total number of deaths due to COVID with more than 29000 deaths.
d. Test per million: There is lot of emphasis on COVID testing to get insights from ground zero, however India ranked 136th in the world with 10,664 tests per 1 million population.
However that is not all. There are inspiring indicators which are justifying the hard work of COVID warriors in the country.
a. Cases per million population: India is second highest populated country in the world, however India ranked 103rd in the world with 898 cases per 1 million population. The other two worst affected countries USA and Brazil is on 10th and 14th rank respectively.
b. Recovery rate: Number of recovered cases in India is well above number of active cases, and that's India has a good recovery rate of above 60%.
c. Death per million population: India ranked 98th in the world with 22 deaths per 1 million population. The other two affected countries USA and Brazil is on 11th and 12th rank respectively.
We have sufficient data to appreciate, encourage and question the system, but what indicators to refer from non-aligned approach. Answer can be very simple if we understand that stress caused by COVID 19 makes us doubly vulnerable. So, its preferable to have faith on inspiring indicators and remain conscious of critical ones at the same time.
(Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/, https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-s-covid-19-recovery-rate-better-than-world-average-deaths-rise-120061800575_1.html, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indias-covid-19-recovery-rate-improves-to-6293-health-ministry/article32058089.ece)
Fitpreneur Mohit Jain shares how fitness helped him overcome major life obstacles.
Exploring different horizons of business fields always left Mohit Jain fascinated with diversity. An entrepreneur who is also known as fitpreneur by his peers is truly bringing a change in the fitness industry. He hails from Aurangabad and was born and brought up in a Jain family. Besides being a fitness freak, he is also a social media marketer and holds an MBA degree in marketing. Mohit is the founder of Starbuzz Digimark, a social media marketing agency and is also associated with his family business, Arihant Gold Palace, a jewellery showroom in Aurangabad.
His affair with fitness goes way back to his childhood. The 26-year old at the age of 4 accompanied his father to the gym. “When I was around 14 years old, my father took the responsibility to keep me fit because I fell sick often back then. Every morning at 5 am we would go out for jogging and he would make me do 100 pushups, 100 squats and 100 surya namaskar. I thank him for always igniting the desire for fitness in me”, said Mohit. His love for gym is inevitable and he has been working out since 12th grade.
It was around his junior college, Mohit became prey to frustration and depression due to studies. “I could not match the calibre of my classmates in studies and other activities. I was often looked down which made me isolated with the group fun. I had just one or two friends then. I then decided to transform this frustration into inspiration after which I spent all my time in shaping myself”, he added. Being a vegeterian, Mohit stated that he includes paneer and tofu in his diet as a source of protein. He recently penned down a book titled ‘Now Stay Fit on Vegetarian Diet’ after studying that many people are struggling with having proper diet plan and therefore have to spend loads of money on dieticians to achieve their physique goals.
Mohit’s main mission is to help 100,000 people become fitpreneurs and fitness influencers. He is promoting fitness extensively and is even working towards his entrepreneurial goals. With fitness being his priority, he considers the CEO and founder of Shredz Supplements, Arvin Lal as his inspiration. The young entrepreneur considers his father as his role model. “He was a black belt karate master and is also a successful businessman. I am walking on his path”, said Mohit. Spreading positivity about health and fitness all over, Mohit has a dream of becoming a millionaire by the age of 30 and live healthy lifestyle.
19 years old Digital Marketer Vishujeet Thakur shares his story of becoming successful in young age.
Life teaches you everything when it is time to be taught. VishujeetThakur understood the value of time and knowledge at an early age,and worked accordingly. He belongs to a middle-class family ofMuzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, and his curiosity towards the gifts ofthe internet has made his dream come true. He was a curious childwho wanted to know everything surrounding him, and he used tokeep his unmatched questions list always ready. At the age of 15,Vishujeet started to learn about the mystery of the internet. Whenmost of the students follow their parent's guidance for choosing theircareer, Vishujeet took the first step on his own.
Vishujeet loves to take bike rides once in a while and the risk-taking, adventurous personality helped him to achieve the title ofDigital Marketeer at an age of being distracted. According to him,he is just a seeker, not a master, and he learns everyday. He keeps onupgrading his prowess gradually, and starts working for somethingnew. Learning is the most powerful weapon to survive in this cutthroat competition of recent days. If you want to get employed in thecrowd of unemployeds, you need to think out of the box. At the ageof 19, he has become a successful digital marketer. Crossing a vitalmilestone of the career at this age is unexpected as well asoutstanding.
Digital Marketing is an expansive niche, and it keeps on expandingevery day. People become bored after achieving certain goals, butthe young digital marketer does not stop at any level. He keeps onupgrading his skills, and the trending ideas seem to be fascinated tohim. The initial phase of his career was not easy enough to deal withas he started it single handedly. Vishujeet learned from his mistakesslowly, and he was concerned about not repeating any blundertwice. He believes that one should never repeat his mistakes, he canfall harder on next mistake but learn from the previous one.
Vishujeet is the most disciplined and hard working person aroundhis family and friends according to them. They admire him a lot. Heis dedicated to his work, and knows how to balance everything at atime. Vishujeet never wastes any seconds on any non-profitableactivity. His patience and perseverance helped him to prosper in life,and his curious and adventurous personality made him successfulrapidly.
He says, " Never become depressed during failure. Your darkesttime can bring the ray of hope to brighten your life, and you shouldfollow this destiny call to touch the peak of your success."
Karma Foundation, Parichay Foundation and Rays Foundation organised an International webinar to discuss the impact of COVID 19 on senior citizens.
The agenda of the webinar was to discuss and deliberate on the challenges faced by the silver generation during the current pandemic and to look for a way forward to mitigate the crisis.
Shri Shriniwas Rai, Former Member of Parliament- Singapore joined the discussion as the Guest Speaker from Singapore.
Shri Amarendra Khatua, Former Secretary (Special Assignment) Ministry of External Affairs was the Chief Speaker.
Shri Khatua stressed on the importance of right information to the right segment from genuine sources and suggested to provide literature in regional languages to the elderly in different parts of the country. He also pointed out that the major problems faced by elderly are psychological, socio-economic & financial and medical. Mr Khatua focused on the role of Central and State governments as well as NGOs, families and every individual to provide special support to the elders. He spoke about the need to provide accessibility to good and competent hospitals for elderly, availability of beds, availability of quarantine facilities, especially in rural areas. He believes that best practices from each country should be learned by each one of us.
Shri Shriniwas Rai pointed out the stark reality that even in a developed nation like Singapore, the elderly are not adequately equipped with the knowledge of computers. He shared how the government, social workers and students are teaching the elders to operate laptops and smart phones. He also emphasised on the situation of senior citizens facing depression due to staying in high rise buildings, extreme urbanisation and nuclear families. He also spoke about the Parents Act of Singapore which entitles the parents to claim maintenance from their children and stressed on the responsibility/duty of the family to look after the elderly. He focused on the importance of inculcating values in children from young age and reconnecting with the basic humanitarian principles to become a better human being.
Ms Deepti Devi ji, from the royal family of Odisha who has been helping the elder people through her music therapy believes that supporting and protecting the older people is the duty of each and every person. She emphasised that during these trying times, the senior citizens must be treated with respect and dignity. She also spoke about small acts of generosity to help the elderly and rightly differentiated between physical distancing and social distancing.
Ms. Deepti ji also spoke about the importance of music therapy in the process of healing through spreading positivity and happiness.
Ms Vaishali Makkar, Founder Trustee - Arushi, shared her journey of serving the senior citizens from the underprivileged background. She focused on the specific problems of senior citizens from different socio-economic status.
She pointed out that the senior citizens from the middle class and lower middle class are worst hit during this pandemic.
She also spoke about the importance of positivity and will power to fight the pandemic and the emotional and mental strength.
During the discussion, all panelists agreed on the importance of reaching out to the most marginalised during this crisis and later.
The panel of experts also recommended compulsory voluntary services like NSS or serving in NGOs to be made mandatory, for every student in school and college as a way forward to provide additional support to the silver generation.
A special thanks to Ms Rosalin Patasani Mishra, Founder President - Parichay Foundation for initiating this discussion. She has been organising a series of such webinars to understand the problems faced by different social groups and to look out for solutions to mitigate the present crisis.
The session was moderated by Ms Dhwani Jain, Founder - Karma Foundation. She pointed out that though the invisible corona virus doesn’t differentiate on the basis of socio-economic status, religious dogmas, political ideologies or any other form of discrimination, it is particularly detrimental to members of certain social groups and therefore it is responsibility of the society to provide additional support to the vulnerable groups.
Parichay, Rays and Karma resolved to strengthen social inclusion and solidarity during physical distancing. They pledged to stand for the elderly during this crisis and to be strength to the silver generation.