All who heard hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on India’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation today, have come across the term Janta Curfew. Since then many have been searching for the meaning of janta curfew.
What is Janta Curfew?
Janta Curfew means curfew for the people, by the people, imposed by the people upon themselves.
Prime Minister has urged the people of India, in India, to follow the janta curfew on March 22, 2020. On this day, from 7 AM to 9 PM, people should not go out of their houses.
Those involved in essential services can go out as they are required for the same. However, the rest of the people, as citizens of India must abide by the janta curfew. It is voluntarily not going out. Equivalent to self-isolation on a larger scale.
The purpose is to fight Coronavirus and to be prepared for the challenges to come.
Date of Janta Curfew
22nd March 2020 (Sunday)
Timing of Janta Curfew
7 AM to 9 PM
Can we go out?
It is recommended to not go out on the day of janta curfew, at its defined timings.
Mass Clapping To Cheer Essential Service Providers
Date: 22nd March 2020
Time: 5 PM
There are lakhs of people who are fearlessly fighting to help humanity overcome these tough times. This includes personnels in hospitals, offices, airports, and elsewhere. They are putting efforts day and night to help out people and ensure smooth functioning of life of all. The soldiers of this fight against coronavirus include doctors, nurses, hospital staff, safai karmi, airlines, government office people, police, media, railway personnel, auto rickshaw drivers, bus fleet, home delivery boys. Without them, the country would come to a standstill.
In today’s situation, these services are not normal. They are working despite fearing for themselves just to help others.
At 5 PM on March 22, 2020, the Prime Minister urged everyone to go to their balconies, doorsteps, or windows and clap loudly for 5 minutes to thank these people. You can also beat plates, glasses, and cheer to salute them.
All in all, Janta Curfew is a call of solidarity for all. Times are tough. But together, we can get through the challenge by being safe, and taking steps to keep others safe.
Editor’s notes: Govt Job Aspirants, students, parents, teachers reading this post are encouraged to educate the young minds of the measures required for the fight against coronavirus. It is also expected that either one will be taking the measures too lightly, or panic – it is thus the need of the hour to set in a balance and take steps on staying safe but not panic. Stay safe!