Amid Lockdown, one Lakh RSS volunteers are working all across Nation to fight COVID-19 outbreak

Amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, more than 1 lakh RSS volunteers have come forward to help the nation fight against the COVID-19 outbreak

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) urged everyone to follow coronavirus shutdown rules in order to check the spread of COVID-19 disease. RSS said that we all must comply with the government’s guidelines during the closure. Everyone is well aware of the fact that India, at the moment, is under complete shutdown to bring the fast-spreading disease under control.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. However, homeless people and daily wage workers are having to face problems during the closedown as they are unable to go back to their villages.

Now, real heroes have emerged as saviours for the daily wagers and homeless people. The selfless people, who, without even caring for their own life, sprung into action to give a helping hand to the sufferers.

These selfless people are none other than RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) workers who have now come forward to help those who have no food during the country-wide closedown.

Over one lakh RSS workers are working all across the country to fight COVID-19 epidemic. They are helping poor and daily wagers by serving them food. They are putting their lives at risk and helping needy people in the time of crisis.

General secretary of the organisation Bhaiyyaji Joshi said during the address on the occasion of Ramnavami festival which was broadcast online.

“I believe if we continue obeying the rules for the next two months, we will able to live our normal lives as before…only if we resolve to follow the rules properly,” he said. “The entire world is facing a dangerous crisis and it can be overcome by obeying the directions given by the government and doctors,” he said.

“More than one lakh RSS volunteers are working at over ten thousand places in the country, supplying food, helping at hospitals,” said Joshi. Volunteers are also participating in blood donation camps and providing food to healthcare workers and security personnel, he said.

The novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China has put the entire world in a lockdown. A 21-day shutdown has been implemented across India, but the only closure will not extinguish epidemics because the deadly virus is spreading exponentially across the world and is bent upon killing human beings, eliminating them.

This epidemic is neither restricted to a nation nor a region or particular weather. Therefore, we have to keep patience and observe restraint for the coming many days as there is no antidote of this disease so far. 

Coronavirus is a contagious disease. This virus spreads through the droplets of coughing and sneezing. It is a battle of life and death and we have to win it. We should join forces in the time of crisis. God Willing the whole world would come out soon of this pandemic. 

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.