Don’t cry for help – But try to help others
Written by Prof. Kamal Chopra
My dear Friends,
We know the people of this great country are passing through the toughest challenge, may be for the first time ever. Today morning I was just strolling my street, and seen a Policeman giving duty just to ensure that the instructions/orders of the government, issued for the care and benefit of the residents only, get implemented! Do we really need him, he can perform significant duty for the care of affected people, if we start following the rules ourselves. Why we always need a law enforcing agency? Taking this in mind I wish to appeal the residents of this country, to follow the instructions, these are for your own benefit. Don’t try to find ways and lacunas, to go out of home or to start the functioning of factories/companies on lame excuses.
For the Printers of the country
Being a printer, I can only appeal to the general public, but, I am sure, I can force the printers. If you love printing, and you feel ‘Proud to be a Printer’, let’s make the country proud of you. With this, on your behalf, I am assuring the country that the printers are following the orders/instructions issued by the government from time to time. At the same time please try to help other for control of this epidemic:
• Follow the instructions/orders at your own, and persuade your friends and neighbours for that, so that the law enforcing agency can spare its forces for the health and care of affected people with more concentration
• I know we are taking care of our employees, but at the same time please try to give attention to the other persons of the society, like rickshaw puller, street hawkers, small tea-stall owners, all those, who are dependents on their daily earning and now no earnings due to curfew/ lockdown. Please prepare small packets of few daily needs (Soap, Lentils, Rice, tea etc. etc.) and distribute these daily needs to needy persons.
Financial help For OPA Members
A committee is constituted to look for the financial requirements of any member, due to sudden imposition of Lockdown/Curfew. OPA will try to help the needy member, against authenticated post-paid cheques for his financial requirements, on the basis of approval of the committee. The member can forward his requirement, giving the reason this requirement along with required documents. The committee after careful consideration may approve the amount, at its discretion, the decision of the committee will be final and binding. The correspondence on this issue will be kept secret.