“Stay Home and Stay Safe, the Government will look after all your needs and priorities in the wake of lockdown” said Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur adding that ‘Main hoon Na’, (I am there) for my people and for my state. I assure that together we will and we can control the spread of pandemic, stated Thakur.
Nothing would have been better than this comfort message, for the people of the state and for the labourers, urban and rural poor, who were in dismay, the very first day when the Prime Minster Narendar Modi announced the lockdown in wake of COVID19, to save his countrymen from the worst ever pandemic, with Global death toll of 2,48,347 and as many as 3,568,217 positive cases worldwide as on 4th May.
The people, though not used to the lockdowns, supported the appeals the government, believing that ‘by the end of the day there will be a ray’, a ray of hope and willingness to fight back the catastrophic virus befittingly. Being paid for their patience, after the first lockdown, the Government focussed much on essential commodities, for need of bread and butter for the poor in form of free ration, medicines and above all releasing the lockdown grip for the labourers and farmers so that they could work and harvest their crops for livelihood of many.
The Chief Minister in a series of video conference meeting with the deputy commissioners and Police Chiefs of the district is monitoring the day to day activities and developments, to ensure that none of the Himachali’s face any problem during the lockdown besides daily wagers, the poor and the labourers get adequate work and sufficient food. MNREGA workers can come for work provided that they maintain all norms of safety, said the Chief Minister.