• Tejasvi Chollangi

COVID-19 and The Community

Updated: Oct 3, 2020

“Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special” – George R. Bach 

In the 21st century, it becomes important for individuals to care of themselves and others at the same time. If one segment of the system is facilitated with all the essential needs, and others are not, there will be no balance will be hindered. Maintaining this balance is crucial for the life of systems to continue with people, animals and environment having access to what they require. But there are few, who have nothing, or are living on a daily wage basis.

In the recent times, the pandemic has affected every single individual, especially, the underprivileged population in the country.  The lockdown has helped our country dial down the spread of the virus but has affected the lives of many whose source of income received on a daily basis. Having no essential goods, and daily needs, it has become difficult to cope up with their lives. 

There has to be someone to fill in the gaps this pandemic has created in every sector, including food, education, essential needs etc. This is where the NGO’s and community servers come in. These organizations play a major role in helping the people in need with daily necessities and developing life skills. 

Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most.

Volunteerism teaches people of all ages and backgrounds about compassion and understanding, enabling their thinking with empathy towards others. 

It does not need to be a big start, It can be a small effort from your side, to see a change in your community, because all the small actions taken are the key to a bigger problem. We should ‘think globally, and act locally’. If every person is capable of looking at others with empathy, the world will become a better and a happier place to stay.

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