Legendary poet Gulzar makes poetic appeal to citizens to follow Covid-19 protocols

The renowned lyricist, poet and filmmaker has lent support to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in their ongoing campaign to raise awareness of critical COVID messages

As India begins taking precautionary steps to avoid a third surge in COVID-19 cases, legendary Indian lyricist and poet, Gulzar Saab, has penned poetic appeals to citizens to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and protocols to avoid a surge in Covid cases. This includes frequently washing hands, wearing a double mask, and maintaining a 6 feet physical distance between one another.

The wordsmith’s poignant shabds, which have been released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India across their social media platforms to support their ongoing campaign to raise awareness of critical COVID messages, reminds citizens of their responsibilities and the power they have to help curb the spread of the virus.

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A surge in cases is predicted to affect children and rural villages the most in case of a third spike, therefore, Covid-19 remains a significant public health concern despite the country easing its lockdowns.

To help citizens understand and take on their individual responsibilities to fight the pandemic, the poet in his distinctly deep but calm tone evokes poetic similes.

In his sublime style he recites, “Mein apne gaon ke bhai behenon see baat kar raha hun, jese baarish see bachne ke liye raincoat pehen lete hain…suniye is waqt har taraf mahaamaari baras rahi hai, corona see bachne ke liye sirf ek tikka lagva lijiye.” The message is poetically clear – everyone has a responsibility to safeguard themselves against the virus during the pandemic.


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