The Battle for Humanity

Issue 03, 2020

The Battle for Humanity

India Perspectives |author

Issue 03, 2020

With the number of cases infected with COVID-19 rising, the medical and essential services across the country have come under immense strain. Here are a few glimpses from across India portraying how a grateful nation has been appreciating its frontline warriors in the fight against the pandemic since March 2020

People from all walks of life gather in Puri to sing “Bande Utkala Janani,” Odisha’s unofficial state song to motivate coronavirus warriors on May 30, 2020

Medical professionals assemble as an IAF chopper approaches to shower flower petals over the Patna AIIMS on May 3, to thank them for their fight against coronavirus at the frontlines

The representatives of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force paying homage to martyrs at the National Police Memorial, as part of the ‘Armed Forces Salute Corona Warriors’ initiative, in New Delhi on May 3

Army personnel salute doctors and medical staff in Amritsar, Punjab for their services during the pandemic on May 3

An Army band plays to thank medical staff for their services during the coronaviru  pandemic in New Delhi on May 3

Artists paint a mural dedicated to police forces to thank them for braving immense risks during the nationwide lockdown in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Women in New Delhi making noise with household utensils in response to an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark solidarity with health officials and essential workers on March 22

A motorist drives past a wall mural painted to thank frontline workers fighting against the spread of COVID-19 in Mumbai

Doctors and medical staff dance as an Army band plays at a quarantine centre to pay tribute to those involved in the fight against COVID-19 in Amritsar , Punjab

Indians have showed solidarity with its frontline Corona warriors on multipleoccasions – be it with sound of claps on March 22, by lighting lamps andcandles on April 5 or the armed forces saluting them on May 3 Police personnel perform motivationalsongs to motivate Coronavirus warriorsin Bhubaneswar, Odisha on May 30

Responding to the call by PM Modi, people switch off lights of their homes and light up lamps, candles, mobile flashlights to display the nation’s collective spirit to defeat Coronavirus during the nationwide lockdown on April 5

Crew of INS Jalashwa of the Indian Navy spell ‘Thank You’ for the efforts of India’s frontline corona warriors as part of the ‘Armed Forces Salute Corona Warriors’ initiative on May 3

Three aircraft of the Indian Air Force fly over the India Gate to express gratitude towards all frontline workers, including medical professionals, police and sanitation workers for their contribution in the fight against COVID-19 on May 3

An Indian Navy helicopter drops rose petals on INHS Asvini (Indian Naval Hospital Ship) staff to pay tribute
to frontline medical workers

A member of the Military Nursing Services salutes a senior before getting felicitated for her services during a thanksgiving ceremony at Army Base Hospital, New Delhi

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