It Hurts to See Doctors Being beaten- Hima Das. Young Indian Athletic Star Shows Her Concern During Video Conference Meeting With Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited famous sports celebrities of India for a meeting through video conferencing. There was a total of 49 famous sports personalities were invited to the discussion and young Hima Das was one of them. India is currently fighting the Corona Pandemic the government has imposed 21 days nationwide lockdown to stem the transmission of the virus.
Hima Das is the first Indian sprinter to win the gold medal at the International Track event. She won the gold medal in the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere, Finland, clocking 51.46. PM invited all sportspersons to spread awareness about the current situation. He briefed about the steps government has taken and the plans to fight the corona pandemic. The sprinter informed that all the invitees told the honorable Prime Minister how they are spending their time during a lockdown and what they are currently doing to spread awareness.
During her discussion with Mr. Narendra Modi, Hima Das brought up a very sensitive issue. She told the PM that it hurts to see the healthcare workers facing the burnt out of the people who are not following the lockdown.
There have been incidences reported from some parts of the country where medical staff and police personnel have been attacked while they were performing their duties. They were not allowed to carry out their duty they obstructed and attacked.
Interacted with sportspersons via video conferencing on the situation arising due to COVID-19. Sports requires self-discipline, tenacity, teamwork and a fighting spirit. These are also required to defeat Coronavirus.
The Prime Minister has urged the people of India to light a Diya, candle, or mobile flashlight at 09:00 Pm on April 5, 2020, to show solidarity in the fight against Corona Pandemic. The video conference had some renowned names like Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Pullela Gopichand, Sourav Ganguly, PV Sindhu, Viswanathan Anand, Bajrang Punia, Baichung Bhutia, Sardar Singh, Mirabai Chanu, Anju Bobby George, and others.