With schools reopening in almost all parts of the country, it is evident that the parents, school teachers, and students are quite anxious about how things will go ahead in the coming future. Just recently, a news update came which reveals how the Jammu and Kashmir administrations have found at least 35 students of a school in Poonch district’s Mandi area to be positive with the coronavirus infection.
This has made the school officials keep the school shut for five days as a measure to curb the spread of the virus. “We request everyone to follow covid appropriate behavior and will ensure that SoP is followed,” news agency ANI had quoted Mandi Tehsildar Shazad Latif Khan.
Just on Monday, the state of Jammu & Kashmir had recorded 100 fresh cases and there were no deaths due to the coronavirus infection. And now on Tuesday, with 35 school going children being tested positive for the virus shows what kind of a negative impact will the infection lead on the children’s minds and their life.
Are we going too fast? Are we wanting to compete with other countries? But what is the cost that we are going to pay by reopening schools? Children and youngsters are the future of the country. By exposing them to the risk of the coronavirus infection at a time when the risk of the third wave is still there, why are we ruining our future by being quick?
At times, we should listen and understand the moves of our elderly people. They are always slow and think quite deeply when they take decisions in their lives. Indeed the 19th century was quite slow and that’s why there were few inventions. But with the 21st century being fast and having high-speed, I am really afraid, is it at the cost of the human lives that are so precious than anything else?