01 April 2020
Bhubaneswar: The coronavirus outbreak has forced people to stay indoors across the country. With the current lockdown measures in place, many people including some dignitaries and celebrities of Odisha have found solace in activities they always wanted to do but couldn't due to their busy schedules.
Adviser to Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan (OAVS) and SAI International Education Group, Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, is trying his hand at all his hobbies. As the favorite among them is cooking, he is experimenting new recipes every day.
Dr Sahoo wakes up daily at 5 AM and after morning walk and yoga, gets ready for his residence office and starts google hangout with his senior staff. They plan for the day and begin their cloud school and hangout classes through their faculty.
Then he starts interacting will all the students, friends and relatives either through internet or phone. He asks about their well being and explains them the importance of lockdown, staying home and precautions to be taken for fighting Corona.
He sends video messages, tweets and publishes posts of Facebook for corona awareness for everyone to stay home and stay safe. He tweets and retweets government's awareness messages on COVID-19. He has his full team working till 7 PM.
"Every day I watch Mahabharat on Hotstar, there are 600 episodes, everyone should see it along with their entire family members. I am spending quality time with my family, playing indoor games, listen to my favorite old songs. I am getting enough time to read books, I have a good library at home. Presently I am reading Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century," said Dr Sahoo to OMMCOM NEWS.
"Now I have understood better utilization of time. I am also requesting everyone to conserve as much resources as possible and get ready to face challenges that may come uninvited. I am very close to my students, I am spending as much time with them through google hangout, together around 250 of them at a time. A new experience altogether. I pray almighty to bless us all and take the Corona crisis away as early as possible," he added.
Another dignitary on the bandwagon is Minister of State for Home, Captain Dibya Sankar Mishra. He is utilising his free time in doing household chores such as cleaning and cooking. Besides, he has been spreading awareness through his social media accounts on need of social distancing, isolation and exercise to remain safe from coronavirus.
MP Sasmit Patra is sharing burden of his family members by cooking and other activities. Other than this, he has got enough time to take a dive into his collection his collection of books. Not only Patra, but his family members have understood the importance of social distancing, an example of it is how he and his daughter, who shares his birthday, sacrificed the celebrations.
While actor-politician Akash Dasnayak is spending his time with his son or reading books, there are other celebrities of our Ollywood industry who are tending to household chores during their free time. To name a few are Sabyasachi Mishra, Swaraj Barik and Bhoomika Dash.
A look on their social media accounts reveals how these heart throbs are are winning hearts even while staying at home. While Sabyasachi is washing dishes, cutting vegetables and sweeping in style, Swaraj display his skills with the knife chopping onions and Bhoomika is seen wiping the wall of her house which exhibits great pictures of some of her avatar.