Lockdown Heroes: A Tiny Sensation From Moga And A Sportsman Rolling Rotis For The Poor
5-year-old Noorpreet Kaur from Moga in Punjab and Moldovan tennis player Dmitrii Baskov in Ahmedabad are fighting the coronavirus battle in their own unique ways, by spreading awareness and distributing food
Here's a kid who not only follows the lockdown guidelines but also reports those who flout the rules, directly to the chief minister of her state. Meet Noorpreet Kaur—or ‘Noor’, as the 5-year-old sensation from Moga is popularly known as.
Noor first hit the headlines with her TikTok videos, but she is also helping the Punjab government spread the message about the importance of measures like social distancing, personal hygiene and others. In an interaction with Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, she was seen talking about a group of boys heading to a ground to play cricket.
If a little kid can understand that the lockdown has been lifted for only for doing very important things & not for fun activities, surely we all can understand it too! Do not step out unless necessary! @nsui @IYC @INCIndia @PMOIndia @DainikBhaskar @aajtak @thetribunechd @ANI pic.twitter.com/4qiBtOIG21— Punjab Youth Congres (@IYCPunjab) May 8, 2020
Noor, who belongs to a poor family in Moga, first tied up with the local police to spread the message about the dangers of the coronavirus. By that time, she had already made a name for herself as a TikTok star with lakhs of followers.
She is now Punjab's youngest leader in the fight against COVID-19.
Source: New Indian Express
Lockdown sportsman in a foreign land
Moldovan tennis player Dmitrii Baskov came to India to train people in a tennis academy in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. But he is now busy making food packets to be distributed among the needy.
According to the Times of India, the coronavirus pandemic put paid to his plans of returning to his country. And with very little action happening in the tennis academy, he thought of helping the poor.
Dmitrii Baskov (centre) distributing food (Image courtesy Facebook)
Baskov joined the founders and other members of the Ace Tennis Academy in rolling rotis, packing rice and dal, and distributing the packets among those in desperate need of these supplies.
The report says that, along with his friend Pramesh Modi and his family, they have distributed more than two lakh food packets and about 600 ration kits among the destitute.
The fact that his father suffered from COVID-19 in Russia may have played a role in his decision to lend a helping hand here.