In the times when the whole country is fighting against Coronavirus pandemic, many of us are confined to their homes with their families. But on the other side, there are front-line coronavirus warriors, who are risking their lives to fight the COVID-19. These brave soldiers are working against all odds during the lockdown.
Here’s a story of one such frontline soldier from Western Uttar Pradesh, a new father, who decided to help the country flatten the curve of the Coronavirus infections.
25-year-old constable Ramakant Nagar is a real hero we need to celebrate. This new father chose not to go home to his village to visit his firstborn child because he wanted to perform his duty to protect others.
It was 12 days ago, the constable was informed about the birth of his baby-girl on WhatsApp. Since that particular time, this new father has just met his daughter through the digital medium.
Adoring the photo of his daughter on his phone, Ramakant said,
“Will go and see her after the lockdown ends, duty first for now.”
“At first, I thought about going home, I wanted to see my daughter. But then I also thought about how so many of my colleagues are doing continuous duty in this crucial time. Moreover, my nation needs me more right now. That’s why I decided not to ask for leave and stay here for my duty.”
He further adds,
“I speak to my wife and family every day. But I have also made up my mind that I will not go home till the time this lockdown is in place.”
At IFORHER we salute these coronavirus warriors, who are putting our lives ahead of their families and life. We wish this inspiring father a great fatherhood journey and hope he would be able to see his daughter soon.
Just a humble request: As a society, let’s take a moment to celebrate these coronavirus warriors. It’s because of them our families are safe and protected.