Drishti Kaundinya

My Experience With COVID-19

'In the face of adversity, we have a choice. We can be bitter or we can be better. These words should be a person's north star.' This saying by famous author Caryn Sullivan certainly holds true in today's time when we are faced with the fiercest adversity ever, i.e, the COVID - 19 pandemic. It is in such times, that we have to be courageous and show resilience in the face of adversity. This pandemic has been particularly helpful in making us realize that life as we know it, has come to an abrupt halt and that the only way to get through this is by adapting to the abstract idea of 'the new normal'. COVID - 19 has had a life-changing impact on many people around the world and it has made me realise a myriad of things about my own self and has helped me in reflecting upon some matters that I was continuously procrastinating in doing. The online classes, the academic stress, not getting to meet up with our friends, not getting to so much as step out of the house and various other issues have created a really frustrating impact on me and I'm sure on many other children of my age. My best way of dealing with the disruptive impact of COVID was - Music. Music is my passion and as I believe the greatest stress buster ever. It helped me get through the times when I was feeling a bit blue due to the overwhelming circumstances of the situation that we're all in. I finally acted upon my long awaiting desire of learning to play the guitar. The negative ramifications of COVID are countless but focussing on the positive effects helps us in accepting the reality of the situation better with the added bonus of doing away with the negativity in one's mind. This pandemic has made my observation skills go through the roof. I have been observing and trying to comprehend every minute detail and every message that even the simplest of tasks seems to offer. The time it really hit me that by sitting at home and realising the importance of the little details in life I had become more observant than I ever was, was when we were passing by a group of people repaving a parking lot which seems like an incredibly mundane and seemingly unimportant subject, i realised how everybody and everything eventually becomes obsolete and had string of thoughts blow up my mind relating to just this simple realisation. ‌My dad is a commercial pilot and flies for a firm set in Manali. As Manali is a slightly secluded region and hasn't been hit by the impact of COVID, my dad brought me, my sister and my mother along with him to Manali this time. We had an absolute ball trekking on some of the most scenic and beautiful mountains, meeting up with new, interesting people, getting to talk to some of the local people about their lives and learning some interesting anecdotes about the picturesque hill station. This phase during the pandemic has been the most enjoyable for me and my family. We had an absolute blast and getting to spend some time out of the confined walls of my home and meeting new people was a huge luxury for us, as many people can't even step out of the house to play in the park, or meet up with their friends due to this pandemic. ‌We started out thinking that we are going to be so much better off without having to go to school and following a strict regimen, but all of us have for sure realised that we would once again want to get back to our normal life and see our friends, our beloved teachers, our classrooms and our schools again. So all we can do is keep an optimistic mind and wait patiently for our normal life to come back so that we can emerge stronger than we have ever been before.

 

Asees Jot Singh

COVID-19 Impact

It was March 22 2020 and I was watching TV along with my family. Suddenly message appeared on the screen that our Prime Minister will address the nation. I was also very keen to listen him. But to my surprise when he appeared on the screen he gave a tough message that entire nation will go under one day lock down on 24th March. This was first time when I came to know about covid 19. Earlier I was listening to my parents that covid 19 is impacting China and other European countries. But I never thought of that this will also start impacting our country. Post 24th March Janta Curfew entire nation was announced under lock down for 21 days. All of sudden I felt that Covid 19 has entered into our lives. We were completely locked in our homes. No one was allowed to go outside barring for groccery shopping and medicine purchase. This was a big change in our lives. We started living with it. We started passing time with some in door games and watching TV. On news channels we were used to see daily Covid 19 cases and these were increasing with each passing day. It was very sad moment when first death was announced on news channel from this infection in the country. I was watching the efforts of our Doctors Nurses Medical Support Staff and local police. How these guys were managing patients and doing their duty was some thing very amazing. At that time first time I realized how tough their duty was. Gradually lock down period was further increased. Now we were bit used to the situation. Meanwhile our school also started on line classes for next class session. Now I was engaged full day as I was also attending class from my coaching institute. Entire nation was under complete lockdown for 40 days. Post that Govt came with certain guidelines to lift the lock down in staggered manner. But for poor people and labourers it was not less than night mare. These guys started moving to their home towns on bare foot which was very heart touching. It was the biggest migration after 1947 partition between India and Pakistan. During this process some of the mishaps also happened and some of these guys lost their lives. It was really very sad. I also felt like crying and also I was thinking that why cant city people take care of these poor people. But I was helpless and could not do much for these guys. But I was very happy to see that my father helped one labour near by to hour home and paid his one month rent. My father also distributed some ration among poor people. Now the lock down was in its last phase and most of the activities were opened. We again started moving out side but with full precaution like maintaining reasonable distance and wearing masks. I was also tought by my teachers and family to wash my hands again and again.. I was also listening on tv channels that vaccine for covid 19 is under process and will come soon. I was feeling bit relaxed. But the threat is not yet over. I am waiting for that day when I would be able to go to school and will play outside with no fear. I am praying to GOD to give me that time very soon……

 

Gorika

COVID-19 Impact

I being a student, I want to share my experience on the impacts of Covid-19 Lockdown and Unlock in the lives of students. During this time as a student, there have been advantages and disadvantages. I was initially happy about the virus because there was a lockdown all over India, there were no schools and i initially enjoyed all the entire day playing games, watching movies right from the break of dawn to dusk. At a certain point, I thought there was no movie for me to watch. Waiting for unlock and the desire to meet friends and relatives took place. Still, things had not settled. Slowly, online classes were introduced. Initially they made me feel better. There was a complete change in the situation of the class’s atmosphere. After a month lots of disadvantages and advantages to this type of education surfaced. Finally i came to know that this virus is not a blessing to students but a foreshadow of the student’s further life to adjust the Online mode of education. The shift in education is totally different. There are no significant advantages because there is a huge loss in jobs, lives, and the economy of the Country. But in context to students, there are some advantages. Students can use this quality time for studying and other activities of interest. Spending time at home we can enjoy watch movies and do some craftwork. Time to spend with family. We can finally prioritise our family and spend time with our grandparents, mother, father, and other relatives as there is ample time to spend. spending time with parents and explaining career planning views and brainstorming them for steps towards proper future path can also be done. Saving time to avoid transportation time, prayer, sports, chatting with friends. Spending five to six hours of the quality time for the online classes. Whereas in school, we spent around 10 hours. Getting more time for the self-study if we used in a proper way by avoiding movies and playing mobile games can help us achieve wonders. But, on the flip side, there are significant disadvantages too. Huge loss of jobs, lives, and constant decrease of the economy of the Country are some major cons. in Online classes, the adoption rate is around 50-60% whereas in the classroom the adoption was around 80-90%. Online classes affect the eyes of the students due to long hours in front of the blue screen. Small children like the ones in playschool and primary grades must not have these type of classes because they have low concentration power, and these small kids do not have the ability to sit for a longer time in front of the blue screen. Lots of poor students do not have access to laptops and computers; all these students are naïve and often think that there should not be this type of disparate education. Surely there are lots of disadvantageous factors like there are no exams; students are being given marks by the internals. This may impact their career in the future. These factors are going to be a foreshadow to our further life. On this note, I want to say that students are missing the days in the schools and colleges. I sincerely hope that the government takes good decisions on education with clear instructions as early as possible to avoid the situations that occurred by Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Rehmat Bhatia

Add life to years, not years to life!

In the starting of the lockdown, I was surprised to see that life is so unexpected. People can be talking to you one day and leave the world the next moment. “Why are you here?” “Why are you living?” “For whom are you doing all of this?” You need to ask yourself these questions. If none of the answers is “myself”, you are living a lie!! I think that people spend their whole lives proving themselves to others. We only have one life to live and end up thinking that we have a lot of time but don’t realize that we could die any second. I, for one want to be the best version of myself and not sweat over fitting into the mould of someone else’s expectation. This life given to us by God is great in itself, and the only person that matters most in it is you because YOU ARE LIFE. So, my Mantra to cope with this fiasco-“Living in the moment.” Enjoy the little things. Go have an adventure, lay and look at the stars all night with your favorite person. Travel the world, go on picnics, sing your favorite song so loudly that the person outside your car can hear it and take lots of pictures. But most importantly, DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY. You are only the age you are once, and what a shame to regret all the things you didn’t do when you had the chance. Life never slows down. Bones become fragile and break, people die, and hearts become weak. With every atom in your body, live right now. Get lost in the moments, soak them all in, every last bit enough so you can remember every single detail when you say, “I wish I could go back.”

 

Tarushi Sapra

 IMPACT OF COVID 19

The present scenario in our country India is very depressing and sorrowful as our nation is suffering from a very dreadful virus called the corona virus or COVID-19. Everyone is confined to their houses and the whole country looks barren. People’s faces are like wet weekends when they watch the news channels and their gloomy news always telling about the rise of patients affected by the novel Corona Virus. When I see the people dying and crying for their loved ones I am reduced to tears. Not just our country but almost the whole world is frightened from this deadly virus. Our life has totally changed. The lifestyle, belongings, behaviour and many others. Now the people are getting to know the value of the money and food when they are in their homes and have limitations that need to be taken care of. But, still there are some people who are not able to understand the value of this nation- wide lockdown and are not following the norms offered by the government. I really feel pitty on these people who are risking others as well as their lives. Most of the people are criticising this spread of the disease and are stating that this 2020 is the gloomiest year in the history of all times. But, in my opinion it is the people who had destroyed nature to such an extent that now the nature is showing retribution in the form of this pandemic. Nevertheless, this pandemic has so many negative impacts but the people haven’t noticed the positive impact of this pandemic i.e that this coronavirus has proved to be a boon for the biodiversity. The air quality index of many parts of the world has improved significantly and the poaching and hunting of animals has decreased a lot. Thus the nature is healing itself and making us repent for our bad deeds. In a nutshell, the coronavirus has proved to be a blessing in disguise. I am sure with end of this pandemic, we would have learnt to be independent and respect our mother nature

 

Deepanshi Gauttam

कोविड-19 का प्रभाव

मैंने कभी सोचा भी नहीं था कि कभी ऐसा समय भी आएगा कि हम घर से ही शिक्षा प्राप्त करेंगे। कोविड-19 लॉकडाउन के साथ ही हमें एक ऐसा वायरस के बारे में पता चला जिसके बारे में हम जान कर भी ध्यान नहीं दे पा रहे थे। हम घर के बाहर बैडमिंटन खेलते थे और खबरों मे कोरोना केसों के बारे में सुनते थे। मेरे बचपन का दोस्त जिसके साथ हम बैडमिंटन खेलते थे उसको और उसके पूरे परिवार को इस बीमारी से संक्रमित होना मेरे लिए यह एक सदमे की तरह था। मैंने और मेरे पूरे परिवार ने उनके दुख को बहुत निकट से महसूस किया। हम उनके पास चाह कर भी नहीं जा सकते थे। गीता में कहा गया है कि विकट परिस्थिति में धैर्य के साथ कर्म करना चाहिए जिससे हम किसी भी संकट का सामना कर सकते हैं। हमारे परिवार ने प्रत्येक दिन उन्हें सकारात्मक विचारों से प्रेरित किया। परिस्थिति कठिन थी परंतु मनोबल से उन्होंने उस परिस्थिति का सामना किया। एकांत में रहकर, उचित आहार से उनका शरीर स्वस्थ हो गया लेकिन उस समय उनकी मानसिक अवस्था को याद करके मेरा दिल कांप जाता है।‌ मैंने इस परिस्थिति में जाना कि सहयोग से,दूसरों में आत्मविश्वास जगाकर, उचित दूरी बनाकर चिकित्सक के निर्देशों द्वारा इस वायरस का सामना कर सकते हैं। आज मेरा दोस्त और उसका परिवार पूरी तरह स्वस्थ है। "अपने अनुभव और किस्से को सुना दे, अपने डर को दिल से भगा दें , हम हैं, सब हैं, सबके साथ हम हैं, हम भारतीय हैं हम मैं दम है।"

 

Suhani Boxi

 IMAPCT OF COVID-19

Covd-19 pandemic has led to a great loss of human lives worldwide and brought the whole world to a halt. On 25th March our Prime Minister announced lockdown in each part of India due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases . This lockdown changed everything. As our exams had just ended and we were on a break before the new session begins so it didn't really affect me but as the days passed by, it was getting really difficult to spend a day because I had nothing to do. The news of COVID cases increasing day by day made me feel even worse .As time passed , I adjusted to this environment and soon our online classes also began ,and these classes made me feel better. But then I started spending hours on phone and laptops which affected my studies and even my health. To overcome this I started making a daily timetable for myself so that along with studies i could also have time for extra curricular activities . I also started having long talks with my cousins and friends which made me feel much better .Initially I thought that this lockdown is good for nothing but when I changed my perspective I found that this lockdown has also given me a chance to try new things ,I started helping my mother in the daily chores which I could not do before the lockdown .I even started taking coding classes which helped me expand my imagination and open the whole new world of learning. Our school even organised online competitions which helped me boost my confidence .As for now I only hope that every thing goes back to the way it was..

 

Prisha Ahuja

COVID-19 Impact

Covid-19 also known as Corona virus is a deadly virus that originated in Wuhan city in China. There it has affected thousands of lives, but didn't stop. It spread from China to the other parts of the world. Almost every country is now affected by covid-19. When it first had been discovered who had thought it have such a big impact on our lives. Today this virus has claimed the lives of thousands of people. Towards the end of March our prime minister Sh. Narendra Modi ji had announced a complete lockdown for the whole country. This lockdown has affected the lives of lots of people. Many people have lost their lives and jobs and many had to stay away from their families as they couldn't return home. The economy of the country has also suffered a huge hit. This lockdown has also impacted the life of individual as well as children. Earlier we used to go to park we used to wait for holiday so we could go on outings with our families. Now we are confined to the boundaries of our homes. Earlier we used to be carefree, but now there is fear in everyone's heart. Covid-19 has impacted my life a lot. I was always in my house as we couldn't go out to play and even our schools which are an important part of student life have closed and the teachers have shifted to online method of teaching. My grandparents often say that they hadn't seen such things before in their whole life. Doctors and Researchers are trying their best to find the cure to this virus. Till then it is up to us to stay safe and take precautions. We can't do can't do anything about it, but we can hope that things will get better eventually and we will be able to return back to our normal life.

 

Ananya Singla

COVID-19 Impact

So I was very happy at the end of the session of my school, March 2020 because I was moved to senior block of my school and that was my favorite place to visit which I as waiting since long  my senior library for full of amazing books for a booky person but I was also happy to meet everyone at school. But when I got to know that a virus named corona has spread all around the world so I thought it’s just normal cold or something like that then our school announced an app to study but I did not find it so effective and so our school finally started the classes. So I was never stick to phone but now everything is online but it is nice that we can easily study but I do not like one thing that is our mask that we have to put on for our security. And one more think I loved in the COVID was I can say is that we can spend more time in playing, talking with our families some people are always on phone all the time and doing useless things instead I can say that it is a very big opportunity that we can check out the talents from ourselves. I just wish that covid goes also but not goes also, not goes because I love to  talk to my mom and now because we cannot go anywhere so I just love this time with her and also I play lots if board games with my parents because earlier no one had time to talk with their loved ones but now it is time.  I am sure that we have destroy  world where we all live and that’s why we have got a punishment kind of thing from God but I will defiantly make my earth clean.

 

Siddharth Goyal

COVID-19 Impact

Someone has rightly said that, “everything happens for a reason.” So, the Covid – 19 Pandemic might have also started for a reason, better known to God. This virus has touched and of course changed everyone’s life, in a way or other. He may be living in a huge bungalow or struggling to earn his bread and butter, this virus reacts in the same manner. It has also affected mine and my family’s life. I am locked into my house, not literally, but not that free also. As the schools can’t be opened, I cannot meet my schoolmates and do that stuff which we used to do in our school, though our studies are still going on virtually. Due to this virus many companies have been shut down and many more are going to be. By God’s grace, no mishappening occurred to my family. But as said earlier Covid 19 has also been there for some reason. During the pre COVID period, almost everyone was so busy in his work and consequently he almost forgot that he even has a family. But now everyone is with their families. Same scenario is with me. I used to wake up, go to school, come back, do homework, sleep and the days were passing over. I was not able to spend some quality time with my family. Now, I spend most of the time with my well beings. I did not appreciate the beauty of nature before, which I do now. The most important thing is the introspection that I never did due to very fast life. Now all these things are possible. To summarize, the impact of coronavirus is not as negative as we all think. Though, it is being a big threat to globe but still we should also appreciate the positive side of it.

 

Aryan Saini

My Experience

The covid-19 pandemic was probably one of the biggest things that changed others and my lives. It’s caused many problems in the world including the deaths of over 1.5 million people and still counting. For me personally, the pandemic hasn’t affected me in a big way, just in the way in which it changed everyone’s lifestyles for about 9 months. One of them was the lockdown. At first, I thought the lockdown would’ve been fun. Staying home, not going to school, playing video games. That just seemed like life for me. However, it just got boring after that. All the events were canceled such as Canada Day, and the feeling that summer vacation was coming wasn’t there. It was like this for 6 months! It got to the point where I actually missed school and couldn’t wait for it to start. Yet Covid-19 also ruined that for me as well. There was a new schedule in which we learned 2 subjects a day, each 3 hours long, for a month. That meant we had to rush through the entire curriculum which didn’t go well for me. I kept getting bad marks on the tests because they were like every 2 days. This caused me to have stress and pressure which would bring me down. It got to the point where I wasn’t as enthusiastic as I was before and did not talk as much to others. However, I still had the support of my friends and family which had gotten me the motivation to do better on those tests. What I’m basically saying is, even though this “disaster” is happening right now, there’s always a silver lining.

 

Akshita Verma

COVID-19 Impact

The whole world had come to a standstill and the reason is the pandemic covid-19. The day our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra modi announced for a worldwide lock down, it was a major shock for me. I felt as if we were a part of a horror film, where thousands of persons were dying each day, and we were feeling helpless. The villainous corona virus had turned our lives upside down. Even in my dreams I could not imagine myself confined to our homes, without meeting our family and friends. Technically, covid-19 has taught us a lot of things. As a student, I was very punctual to school each and every day and due to the pandemic we are locked up at our homes. This is a matter of tremendous patience to be at our respective places from the day of lock down till date. Initially I was very stressed because of no outing and moreover we were not able to meet our family and friends. Alas, due to the power of technology and online means we could connect with our near and dear ones and gradually overcome the mental stress. We friends talked for hours and hours which was actually not enough for us to share our feelings with each other. Slowly and steadily online classes replaced our physical classes and our teachers worked day and night to make us feel comfortable in our online classes as we felt in our schools. At present the conditions are quite stable and I have met some of my friends in a get together. If we think deeply we realize that we are building up history and we should be proud of it. But at the end of the I feel and pray that this pandemic should end and life should come back to normal as soon as possible. So this is all for the impact of covid-19 on me.

Amisha Chadwal

 COVID 19 IMPACT AND HOW I OVERCOME

It was my last exam day and like everyone I planned for where to go after the exams are finished. I was too excited for it after the hard study of 3-4 months I will be enjoying at the beaches. But somewhere how this COVIS 19 had ruined my dream. Not only out of station but I can’t attend my friend’s party which was local. The COVID19 had a huge impact on me, my family or I should say on everyone and it was hard to face it and understand the things going on in a weird way that has never happened before. It was worst than a nightmare. You can’t change the time, the only thing you can do was to take proper precaution to stay away from this epidemic. Overcoming through this situation was not easy. When I was locked inside my house with my family, I decided that I won’t allow this pandemic to have a negative effect on me. But the point was WHAT SHOULD I DO? There were no school classes, no homework, you can’t go out to play, no shopping, means nothing to do. Then I started to give to those activities about whom I have been forgotten due to the 10th exam burden. I kicked off to enhance my skills whether its writing, communication, dance, cooking etc. I also started to teach yoga lessons to my siblings also. I think it was a cheerful and healthy way too deal with that situation. Moreover, it was the best utilization time and I am proud that I managed my routine well. Here I have to end this story in 300 words. So that’s why I am ending here and hope that you also have opted a similar and right way for dealing with that situation.

 

Anshul Bhardwaj

COVID-19 Impact

In the pandemic of COVID-19, so many of the person's lost their jobs, as well as their lives too. It not only effected the health but also effected the study of the students mostly the poor students, who can not afford even mobiles for their online classes. In my online classes so many times I am not able to understand so many of the topics because of the network problem, not only me so many of the students had faced that kind of problem too. Without mask we can't go anywhere for playing with our freinds, in the pandemic, mobile and TV's are became our best friends. wether we want it or not but we spent our most of the time in using mobile phones and TV's. It feels our mind unhappy and depressed, also it effected our health too. This pandemic is very very very worst part of my life i had ever seen in my life but our corona heroes such as doctors saved life of so many peoples and police had also saved our lives by stoping us from getting outside without wearing masks. If our government doesn't take the decision of lockdown so many of us will die. I have to thanks my doctors, police, and all the corona heroes as well as our government and prime minister Shree Narender Modi ji too. At this time we all are alive because of our corona heroes.

 
 

Ishika Chandra

COVID-19 Impact on My Life

My brother, my dad and I usually listen to a news podcast on the way to school. I think it was late February when I first heard of Coronavirus. I didn’t think about it much, because it was in China, I forgot about it once I reached school. I heard about it again in Social Studies where we listened to the news. Then our school started to tell us to wash our hands and there was a joke about sneezing in class. Then on Wednesday, when I reached home after my classes, my mom told me that we were going to stay at home in self-quarantine for 2 weeks. I panicked. I couldn’t imagine 2 weeks without my friends I would be missing out on a lot. The next day, California shut down. The first few weeks were fine, but then on April 1st, I learned that we would not be able to go to school for the rest of the school year. I was so bored and I wanted to be around people my age. It was still okay because I thought that I would be able to go back soon, and I was able to talk to my friends over chat and video call them. When the new school year started, I started to get impatient, I was going to spend half of my middle school at home and I wouldn’t be able to see my friends for almost a year, and things started to get harder, I was still really grateful that my family was okay. I actually would be fine with Covid if people weren’t dying because Covid gave me more time with my family and I had been doing after school activities, so I didn’t really have that much time in the day and I was able to actually think about my life.