Amidst the covid-19 crisis and its subsequent despair, DU hostellers shared their positive recovery stories. They battled and defeated covid-19 while being within the college campuses away from their families. Students share that the hostel authorities and their friends helped them in every possible way.
The comfort and love given at home are not available anywhere. However, the DU hostellers had to live all alone and take care of themselves. Thus, these hostellers adapted to methods like reading books, listening to music, and endless phone calls as their sole means of escape. Students share that being mentally strong at such times is difficult but necessary.
Friends and faculty came as help to the DU hostellers:
Ranjan Kumar, a PhD student says, “Being with family is a boon that works better than any medicine.” Hence, the students got disheartened by being alone and not at their homes. However, the hostel administration went all out and helped with food, medicines, and everything required to recover. Kumar adds that his friends kept him upbeat and helped at all times while the hostel became his 2nd home.
A separate ward for quarantining DU Hostellers was created. Hence, they didn’t have to use common facilities, and everything from food to water was properly maintained.
DU Hostellers adapt to yoga and video call sessions:
Avinash Chandra, a master’s student suggested that opening up with one’s family on video call sessions is therapeutic. Hence, those DU hostellers who are not with their families can communicate frequently. Also, they can get unlimited access to mom’s khadha recipes, and more.
Some hostellers also started with yoga and brisk exercise to maintain good health. Thus, this helped them recover and gain mental strength.
News Source: HT