New Delhi: Have you noticed that whenever there is an anniversary, everyone rushes forward with their greetings?
Tuesday is no different but in this case, it’s a very special day: International Nurses Day. Politicians, especially, have been quick to acknowledge their invaluable contribution to looking after coronavirus patients.
Led by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, there are messages also from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan — all with fulsome praise for nurses’ dedication and bravery.
‘Thank You’ for your kindness, dedication & healing touch !
A big Thanks to our #FrontLineHeroes for always putting patients first,no matter how grueling the day…
Thanks for your love & compassion, for standing like a rock when we’re fighting for our lives.#NationalNursesDay pic.twitter.com/d7Yw6RgU2E
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 12, 2020
On #InternationalNursesDay, I express my gratitude towards all the nurses serving humanity across the world. Nurses are the backbone of our medical sector. Their role in containing the spread of COVID-19 is truly remarkable. India salutes our nurses for their tireless efforts.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 12, 2020
Across India our nurses are working tirelessly, around the clock, to help save lives. They are our unsung heroes, our first line of defence against the Covid19 virus.
On #InternationalNursesDay I thank & salute each & every one of them for their hard work & dedication.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 12, 2020
Today we pause to thank some of the most extraordinary people in our society; nurses. They are humanity's frontline. Nurses from Kerala are serving across the world. We are proud of them. We hold them in our hearts, not just today but everyday.#InternationalNursesDay greetings pic.twitter.com/UENFVfX1cf
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) May 12, 2020
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And when the UK Prime Minister pays his tribute to them, you sense he really means it. Boris Johnson was hospitalised and in ICU due to the coronavirus last month.
On #InternationalNursesDay, I pay tribute to Florence Nightingale, pioneer of modern nursing, who was born 200 years ago today.
Thank you to all of our amazing nurses in the UK who are taking care of us, especially in this very difficult time. You are the very best of us. pic.twitter.com/nCyCbeoWSQ
— Boris Johnson #StayAlert (@BorisJohnson) May 12, 2020
Migrants could do with a healing touch as there seems to be no end to the their tragic experiences: activist Yogita Bhayana shares a video of a poor man eating leaves…
एक भूखा गरीब रास्ते पर बिखरे पत्तों को खा रहा था
मैंने पूछा ये क्यों खा रहे हो – वो चुपचाप खामोश रहा| pic.twitter.com/OlYKyhydZu
— Yogita Bhayana (@yogitabhayana) May 10, 2020
Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi also has a teary-eyed moment.
Yes , like the pictures during partition . Sad part is, except journalists, no institution has taken up their cause . No FICCI, no CII, no celebrities, not even the so called spiritual gurus…This exposes us all.. https://t.co/aAyL12tP4a
— Dinesh Trivedi (@DinTri) May 12, 2020
See what you think of the two photographs shared in this tweet by Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav.
फोटो में वो बच्चा दिख रहा है?
अगर अब भी आपके भीतर कुछ हिलता नहीं है,
तो मुझे कुछ नहीं कहना है। pic.twitter.com/lpPMHvDNcu
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) May 12, 2020
More tales of bravery, this time from Rajasthan where Praveen Kaswan, IFS, applauds a young man for his courage.
He is Mukesh Bishnoi from Jodhpur(15), Class 10 student. Yesterday night heard a gun shot, ran towards that direction with two of his other friends. Had a faceoff with two armed (.303) Chinkara poachers. Able to overpowered gunned poacher after a good tussle. Kudos. @and_ecology pic.twitter.com/apNQjQxFFo
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) May 11, 2020
Congress leader Srivatsa thinks Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami shouldn’t be allowed to appear on television. But his reasons are slightly different from what one might presume.
Today, Arnab’s lawyer Harish Salve told SC that the cop who interrogated Arnab is COVID +ve
Why is Arnab not quarantined as he is a primary contact?
Why is he still holding TV debates? This is violation of law!
Requesting @OfficeofUT to immediately quarantine him in a hospital
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) May 11, 2020
And Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh feels like PM Narendra Modi should’ve scored higher on his report card. Find out why…
Very poor score – when the paper setter, examiner, invigilator and student is one and same.
Should have scored at least 💯% https://t.co/rIHDV1ZEsR
— Prof. Gourav Vallabh (@GouravVallabh) May 10, 2020
While justice is blind, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha urges the Supreme Court to open its eyes.
Will Supreme Court take notice of the fact that the govt lied to it when it claimed that no migrant is on the road. Is the SC sorry that it too failed these helpless people. Will it look into it even now and ensure justice to them?
— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) May 12, 2020
French ethical hacker Elliot Alderson ‘thanks’ the government of India — that after finding fault with its Aarogya Setu app.
Thank you. Next time, do it before the launch of your app, don’t wait an asshole like me to remind you that privacy is vital for this kind of project https://t.co/TTLTgOWi92
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) May 11, 2020
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, who’s known to bluntly reprimand US President Donald Trump, is at it again.
A decent leader would put his attention on those many families and loved ones and mark the importance of their grief and loss. You dishonor these Americans by focusing on your past grievances. Be thoughtful. Just a suggestion. #BePresidential https://t.co/CJF2MB3oIs
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 11, 2020
Actor Jim Carrey, another vocal Trump critic, shares a new artwork of the president. Well, the picture says it all!
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 11, 2020
Bollywood/Hollywood actor Priyanka Chopra who’s quarantining herself with hubby Nick Jonas in New York, shares her ‘first day out’ selfies in two months.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 11, 2020
Got something on your mind? Spiritual leader Sadhguru hopes it not the following …
— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) May 12, 2020
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