May 2020

Mind Your Health And Hygiene To Triumph Over The Testing Times Of Corona Crisis

Dear Friend,

With most of the world reeling under the impact of lockdowns, the humankind continues to confront an unprecedented
Covid-19-induced crisis. It is perhaps the biggest crisis of your generation. The decisions we the people and the governments take today will probably shape the world of tomorrow. In fact, they are already shaping not just our healthcare systems but also our economy, politics, culture and lifestyle. With no antidote to the virus available, the society and economy still teeter in the turbulent times with the possibilities for more such pauses. As such, for you as a career-oriented student, the need of the hour is to stay put, stay focussed and to be on your toes. With almost everything postponed to a later date, these are testing times and not the resting or relaxing times. With these breaks, you have extra chance to unlock and unravel your true potential and limitless possibilities. But for this, the first and foremost prerequisite is that you stay healthy, safe and fit—physically, mentally, spiritually and cognitively.

In these times of the deadly Corona contagion that has infected millions and killed lakhs across the world, just recall age-old Hindi adage: “Jaan bachee to lakho paye” which translates as “Get millions if you save your life.” So, watch out, stay indoors, stay socially isolated yet stay creatively connected online. Indeed, health is wealth. The greatest investment you can make is the one into yourself. You are your greatest asset. Nothing provides a better return than an investment in your health. The most crucial thing you can do to achieve the things you want in life is to look after your health for the simple fact that you can’t achieve anything without it.

Thus, while it may be contrary to many people’s beliefs and habits, the pre-condition to a long-lasting success is that you get proper sleep, eat right nutritious food, and engage in daily exercise, more particularly yoga and meditation—which keep fit all your mind, body and soul. You only have one body. Look after it to get to the places you want to go in life. These troubled times of the pandemic beckon you to never lower your guard so far as your health is concerned, particularly with respect to personal and home hygiene—not only for now but for all times to come. Stay well-dressed and clean as researches have proved that these habits boost one’s confidence. Recollect that famous saying that “When you make your health your #1 priority the rest becomes so much easier.”

The resilient human race has a proven track record of overcoming even worst crises than the current Covid-19. This storm too will pass, humankind will survive, most of us will still be alive—but maybe we will inhabit a different world. But the worldly chorus will go on. Your competitive examinations may have been temporarily put on hold, but they will be held for sure. While the students of 2020 batch may have got extra time, it is the batch of 2021 that would be more likely affected. So, the next big thing after health is to stay focussed on your future. Take this interregnum positively as an opportunity and more productive time to prepare for your exams. Don’t kill time but lap it up to propel your professional passion. Stay away from TV, except for some time to watch news roundup or similar knowledge enhancing shows. Stay away from social media gyaan or chatting with your friends online except briefly to keep yourself up to date in the area of your domain.

With exams having been postponed and the dates of many competitive exams changed, your study timetables would have gone for a toss. It is of utmost importance to work as per a strict schedule to maintain consistency. Tweak your timetables and optimally utilise the time at hand to avoid the stress later. Attend more virtual classes on offer. You need to understand that you are not alone in this situation. With your parents, mentors, well-wishers and we at the CSR solidly behind you as the guiding beacon, you can rest assured of your success. Take a sharp aim at your goal and remain positive in mind. Anxiety happens only when the actual timelines do not meet the ones in your head. Remember that the ability to learn and continually upgrade your skills and mindset is perhaps the greatest gift of the mother nature to the mankind. Now is the time to unleash that hidden ability in you. And the wonderful thing about today’s digital age is that there’s more information than ever. However, the key is to filter out the best and the most authentic and analysed information—a trait exclusive to the CSR. So, stay with us for the best to come. Yes, together WE CAN and WE WILL!

Yours sincerely,

(Surendra Kumar Sachdeva)

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