Here are different reasons why the Prime Minister announced the Janata curfew
Bengaluru: It is just hours away from Janata curfew, which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi yearns his countrymen would follow.
Janata curfew is not an imposed curfew, but a curfew by the people, for the people.
It starts at 7 in the morning and goes on till 9 in the night on Sunday, March 22, a fourteen-hour timeframe, meant to break the transmission of the virus.
The Prime Minister has used the concepts of restraint and resolve as the driving factors behind the curfew.
Resolve is to take a strong vow to curb the spread of the virus and to do good for the society and brethren.
Restraint is to withdraw oneself from all sorts of social gathering, congregations and practice social distancing, thereby mitigating the spread of the virus.
Here are other the reasons the movement was thought of:
1. Lockdown is the most effective way to kill the spread.
2. Such a move will also test the skills of the administration in maintaining essential services. This can be used as a study for further lockdowns.
3. A spirit of unity and solidarity will be built among the citizens of the country.
4. The concept of social distancing in India will further get a fillip.
5. Most importantly, a sense of discipline will be instilled among the citizens.
6. Appreciation of the efforts of those who put their lives at risk during such risks.
At the same time, at 5 in the evening, the Prime Minister has urged everyone to move to their balconies and clap or whistle as a gesture of appreciation to those who have risked their lives during the crisis. This fosters a sense of enjoying the success of others as also motivating them.
This could also be an assessment for future lockdowns.
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Last Updated Mar 21, 2020, 4:00 PM IST