Sector 50 Noida Broadcast July 24, 2020
Our LIFE at Crossroads in Today's Covid Scenario??
Are we today living in confusion, fear, dichotomy and staring at a bleak future??
by Ajay Mehra (C-162, Sector-50; 9818688976)
A pertinent question uppermost in one's mind is "What's next?” Will the effect of Covid19 wane or get more intense with passage of time, more so with the cure drug still elusive at least till 2021.
Lot many answers are not there as one struggles to meet the onslaught of Health, Economic, Social, Mental Health fallouts as a consequence. Patience, building up Immunity, Perseverance, Robust and Strong Family ties are the key pivotal factors to strengthen our resolve to "fight and conquer" this faceless, unseen virus causing World Wide pandemic.
The people while taking all possible and feasible precautions have by and large now resolved that they have to take this situation in the daily stride, that they would no longer be cowed down and will "get back to routine life".
Positive thought and resolve but PRECAUTIONS in the process "please do not throw to the wings". Your family is solely your primary responsibility, so protect them in all possible ways. The Institution of Family is the greatest stress buster in these trying and taxing times.
Be Brave, Stay Positive, Be Focused!
Together we Can and Will OVERCOME ONE DAY. Keep the Spirits and Hope high. To be honest, there really is no other option than this. So we might as well grab it and this Noah's Ark will surely see us through towards BETTER, HAPPIER, PROSPEROUS and ROCKING TIMES.
Stay Safe, Stay Home (to the extent possible and feasible).
Surely this too shall pass. Cheers to better times!!
Sec 50 Kids Ace The Board Exams
We feel happy to share that the Class 12th and 10th students of our sector have performed well in their board examinations, despite the fear of the spread of Corona virus during their examination time. The board has been equally considerate in working out the results.
Heartiest Congratulations and ‘all the best’ to these students for their further studies!!
We received the above 2 details; others students can also send their details with photographs for publishing in next broadcast.
Shriya Shivkumar, resident of C-91 Sector-50, scored 97.75 % aggregate in her 12th CBSE board exams and obtained 100/100 in psychology. She studied in Kothari International School, Sector 50.
Siddhant Buddhiraja, resident of B-146 Sector-50, scored 96 % aggregate in his 12th CBSE board exams – English Core 095; Mathematics 098; Physics 095; Chemistry 095; Physical Education 097.
Masks In Park
Physical distancing is key, masks follow but with a health caveat
by Vinod Agarwal (321, Sagar Presidency; 9899437350)
Conventional pandemic wisdom requires us to wear masks and maintain physical distance from people you don’t live with. But is it necessary to wear a mask during your morning or evening walk in the park?
People, both young and old, walk and run in open areas such as parks to exercise their body and get some fresh air. Any cardiovascular exercise, including walking, increases one’s breathing, including breathing from the mouth.
The air we breathe in contains about 0.04% carbon dioxide. The air we breathe out contains about 4% carbon dioxide. In other words, exhaled air contains about 100 times the concentration of carbon dioxide that inhaled air does. Also, more CO2 is given off during brisk walking, exercise, running or cycling.
If we wear a face mask while exercising, the flow of air through the nose is constricted and even breathing from the mouth is difficult. You would feel smothered and light headed after a while. For senior citizens, it could be more troublesome. Why?
As face masks prevents exhaled air from dissipating quickly, you will be re-breathing some of the exhaled air again in which proportion of CO2 is higher and oxygen content is lower. During walking and exercising your body and limbs need more oxygen but instead there is a build up of CO2 which makes the blood acidic. As the body responds to neutralize this condition, an electrolyte imbalance can occur.
To put it simply, masks prevents a walker in the park from inhaling fresh, oxygenated air, it impairs oxygenation of blood and results in slow oxygen delivery to body tissues. Such a sub-optimal condition stresses the respiratory system, and compromises the immune system.
Normal exhaled air contains 4% CO2. By wearing a mask you are likely to inhale your own CO2, further increasing its concentration. Long before anything serious can happen, early discomfort will make most of us to take off the mask.
The concentration level of carbon dioxide has to be very high in order (around 10%) to really cause any harm. While breathing issues related to masks do not lead to carbon dioxide toxicity in healthy people, those suffering from breathing difficulties due to smoking, obesity, COPD or asthma must be careful while wearing a face mask when walking briskly.
HOW TO ENJOY YOUR WALK AND YET REMAIN SAFE
It takes several minutes in the company of an infected person to catch the infection. So, walking past someone in the park should not induce fear or panic since short, momentary walk-bys are fleeting exposures, very unlikely to cause transmission.
But it is in our nature to be extra cautious. So maintain sufficient physical distance in the park from other walkers. Don your face mask when you stop briefly to say hello to an acquaintance or when you pass by other walkers. Turn around, change you route, if you wish to.
You may walk on radial paths or on the grass instead of the usual walking path and jogging track round the park periphery. Stagger your alignment behind runners and walkers ahead of you so you are not directly behind their exhaled plume. Avoid group interactions in the park.
We know the largest super-spreader events take place indoors than in open-air environments. Risk of infection outdoors is almost 19 times lower than in enclosed environments. Remind yourself, physical distancing is key. Only when it is impossible to maintain the ‘lakshman rekha’ of minimum six feet, is when wearing masks becomes necessary.
Maintain physical distance, breathe in unencumbered, fresh air and enjoy your walk!
Note: Some visitors in the park show a shameful disregard for social distancing norms. Playing football, strolling idly in large groups, and talking loudly (it generates more droplets than quieter talking, and stays in the air for at least 8 minutes), and not sneezing and coughing into your handkerchief, such behaviours need to be strongly discouraged by fellow walkers and security guards.
Teej Celebration in Rail Nagar, Sector 50
by Ranju Mathur (A-50, Rail Nagar; 9999479120)
This year Teej was celebrated in Rail Nagar by Milan Ladies Club. Due to the prevailing Pandemic situation we all decided to celebrate it online. All the members enthusiastically participated in various activities and sent their video performances in advance to organizers.
On 23 July, we all met on whatsapp group. Our club President, Yashodhara Singh, initiated the programme while our Secretary, Rashmi Ranjan, did the compering which was fantastic.
The programme started sharp at 4:00 pm and it was well coordinated and organized with the help of other members. Everyone enjoyed all the performances sitting in the comforts of their own house as it was systematically sequenced. The program started with devotional song "Saraswati Vandana" beautifully sung by Indu Mathur, Shikha Gupta and Sangeeta Goyal.
After this beautiful song, our senior-most member of the group, Kusum Bhatbafar, gave her dance performance which was a treat to our eyes. Then Rajwanshi and Mrs Kanchan recited their own poems on current scenario and well justified the present scenario. Next, song performances were given by Indu Mathur, Sangeeta Goyal, Shikha Gupta, Mala Rai, Anu Agarwal, Sumitra Harit and Rashmi Ranjan which were so soothing - mix of old Bollywood songs and folk songs like kajri and sawan geet.
Then there was a group dance by Ranju Mathur, Jyotsana and Indra Sharan, explaining the mental state of a girl whose love is not with her at this sawaan season.
Sangeeta Goyal performed on old Bollywood number. so mesmerizing it was!!
Little Aashi Goyal also performed on dance number.
All in all the whole programme was super hit and each and everyone enjoyed thiroughly in this new Avtaar.
In the Name of ‘Trimming’
This is how an Alstonia tree is butchered in the name of trimming, opposite Mother Diary in C-block of Sector-50.
Raining Blessings at The Crescent
by Payal Mathur (D-102, The Crescent; 9717639029)
The lively Shravan month announced its arrival in The Crescent with pleasant breezes and refreshing showers. The bright orange, yellow, white flowers of Gulmohar, Malti, Amaltas, Champa and Sunflowers danced to the tunes of melodious Bulbuls, Sparrows and Tailor birds, who sang symphonies to welcome it. The fresh air and vibrant greens all around raised the spirits of the residents, each battling the fears of the current pandemic in their own way.
Little Shubhrata Maheshwari (C-501), who turned 5 this year on 14 April but was out of Noida due to lockdown, planted 5 trees in Crescent on 12 July – Cheeku, Amla, Lemon, Drumstick and Meetha Neem (Kadi leaves tree) – to mark her birthday. The little pocket-size powerhouse was pretty ecstatic of the experience and loves to see the plants grow.
The month started with the blessings of Lord Shiva on the Generation Z who gave board exams this year. This year’s boards have been psychologically toughest one for the students. As Covid-19 pandemic spread throughout the country and India braced for nationwide lockdown, the10th and 12th class students remained focussed on the exams that was going to be the milestones in their future careers. Their year-long hard work and sacrifice were at stake. As everyone kept their fingers crossed, the students went ahead with grit and dedication, like trained warriors, armed with their weapons of skill and knowledge, not bothered about the anxious surroundings around. This year’s board students of The Crescent will be remembered for their strong will power, resilience and determination at the time when governments around the world were struggling with the worst epidemic in last 100 years. While students of other classes got concessions and adjustments for evaluation of marks due to Covid-19 pandemic, the board students went ahead with masks and sanitizers and given their exams the hard way!
It is said that God helps those who helps themselves, and God certainly cannot ignore the efforts of His children. Just like Lord Shiva drank venom of Samudra Manthan in the month of Shravan to save mankind from its effects, The Maheshwara drank the venom of anxiety, uncertainty, dilemma and unease this holy month, and all the youngsters of The Crescent came out with flying colours.
Our youngsters have proven that they are ready to face any adversity that life puts in front of them. Different boards, different schools, different optional subjects and different patterns of papers, but the results are equally outstanding. The Crescent family applauds our “Zoomers” – from Class 12th: Rishi and Soumya Vats; from Class 10th – Aditya Chopra, Adya Chauhan, Bulbul, Devleena Sharma, Inika, Kunjal, Navtika, Preksha Rahi, Stuti Negi and Tanisha Kumar. May Lord Shiva’s blessings rain on them throughout their lives!
Winston Churchill said “Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts”. The youngsters of The Crescent have proven just that!
Mandala Art: Magic with Dots and Lines
Colouring of mandala is therapeutic for anxiety and depression, and improves immune system
by Srinidhi Sundar (F4-4101, Alok Vihar 1; 9717160823, 9654806424)
A Mandala or mandal is a Sanskrit word meaning magic circles. This art form is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing universe. The circle is the symbol of unity, wholeness and the idea that life is never ending and everything is connected to each other. Since ages, it is believed that by entering the Mandala and proceeding towards its center, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of peace, joy and happiness.
This art form is used since ages in temples and now-a-days, it’s a part of our life. It is used in textile industries, temple, for meditation, home décor, etc.
Mandala helps you to come out of stress by focusing on the beauty of mandala. Choose the colour of mandala which soothes your eyes. The beauty of the mandala should absorb all your attention by being draw into the designs and colours. Gradually you will feel yourself more relaxed and a feeling of lightness and intuitive thoughts may arise. Allow yourself to float with it and if your thoughts start to wander just relax and refocus your attention back on the mandala.
The colouring of mandala is used as an art therapy tool to heel from anxiety and depression, improving the immune system. It also allows you to be more creative in life. You can use any medium to draw and colour a mandala.
Mandala can be also drawn in dot form.
Steps to Draw a Mandala
Draw a circle on a piece of paper using a compass or drawing around a round object such as a small plate. Mark the center of the page.
Divide the circle into 8 parts (you can divide the circle into more parts to draw more intricate designs).
Add as many inner circles as you like depending on the design you choose to draw. Within each different layer or circle you’ll also add other shapes like petals, squares, hearts or whatever shape comes into your mind.
Continue drawing motifs in bigger and bigger circles as you work towards the outside circle of the mandala. You can use different shapes such as flowers, geometric shapes, spirals, smaller circles, triangles, birds and then on. The shapes should be repeated though to keep it consistent as you introduces new shapes and features to every part of the mandala.
Defence Colony Has Again Become a Hotspot of Sex Racket
By Mrs Mehta (D-54 Defence Colony)
It is very distressing that over the years our pristine Def Col has become a hotspot of sex racket and flesh trade business by transgender prostitutes, prostitutes and sex workers of African origin on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg right from D-1 to D-70 and Moolchand Shopping Complex on Def Col side and the entire footpath of Def Col and from Narula's flyover to Moolchand Hospital flyover on Lajpat Nagar side and within the dual jurisdiction of Def Col and Lajpat Nagar.
This entire stretch is encroached at night right from sundown to 5am by them coming from all nooks and corners of Delhi NCR. They rule the road at night and public dare not come on the road out of fear, shame, harassment and danger not only from these criminal elements but also their clients coming from far and wide.
Last year on 31 March a man failing to find sex worker, raped a 61 year old woman in a park near the Lajpat Nagar metro station.
Seducing and soliciting for the purpose of prostitution in public places is a cognizable criminal offence under section 8a and 8b of the ITP Act 1956 and obscenity, public display of vulgarity, willful exposure of body parts in public gaze, violence and terror on road, sexual harassment, criminal intimidation, criminal trespass etc are all criminal offences under various sections of IPC. They also become violent and hurl stones on any disagreement with client or objection from residents.
These criminal elements fearlessly trespass into our colony by climbing the boundary wall abutting Lala Lajpat Rai Marg for their sex business and sometimes along with their clients and also to escape from the police.
We approached the law enforcing authorities and their higher ups. Since there was no response from RWA to approach the Ministry of Women and Child Development I personally along with the help of other association and persons approached the Ministry.
This resulted in marked reduction of the flesh trade business on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, increased patrolling on both sides and PS Def Col also filed FIR in August 2019 but later did not proceed beyond that.
What had been fearless and unabashed flesh trade business on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg died a natural death during lockdown. However, it has restarted full -fledged from beginning of June 2020 in defiance of Law; Disobeying Govt Orders; violating the curfew hours, mandatory norms of social distancing and mandatory wearing of masks; violating the provisions of The Disaster Management Act 2005, and endangering lives.
On reporting this to PS Defence Colony our new SHO has also requested SHO Lajpat Nagar to sensitize their staff about the prostitution problem.
When police patrols it is a deterrent for them and scares them only till the time police is around and they run into hiding or even jump over the boundary wall and trespass into the Colony. This is a serious health, safety and security hazard for the residents.
On the night of 06/07/2020 around 10/50 pm on seeing the police on Lajpat Nagar side a transgender prostitute came running across Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, climbed the boundary wall and was holding the grill to jump inside. There was no RWA Security guard present. My daughter and l had to ourselves stop the transgender prostitute from coming inside.
There was no RWA Security guard patrolling the front lane till 11/07 pm and arrived only on seeing the PCR van. The PCR Team also scolded the RWA Security guard and told him strictly to make regular rounds. After that the RWA Security guard started making regular rounds on the front lane that night.
The most startling and shocking revelation was when the RWA Security guard told us that these transgender prostitutes have license to do prostitution on road and in public places. We promptly had to correct him. RWA Security guards are not having correct information and need to be given proper training and security instructions.
The police has to take permanent action and enforce the provisions of law under ITP Act 1956, IPC and The Disaster Management Act 2005 against the transgender prostitutes, prostitutes and sex workers of African origin as well as their clients, patrons and pimps for eradicating the malaise altogether.
Further all agencies and elected representatives have to step in to demolish the facilitating factors and take measures like affixing concertina barbed wire over the boundary wall to make it inaccessible, installing CCTV cameras on the entire footpath of Def Col, stationing a Police van near Defence Colony petrol pump at night, proper cleanliness, lighting and upkeep of the abandoned dark shady park in front of D-60 Def Col and near Lajpat Nagar metro pillars 25 and 26; fixing of grills on divider of Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to make Def Col and Lajpat Nagar safe and secure.
How Is Your Business Unlocking: Part 3
Samvada Editor Puja Ohri (98998 86548, HNo 14142) is in conversation with Mukul Verdia (ATS One hamlet 6121) who runs a business in the solar energy sector. Mukul shares the challenges his industry is facing and certain unique aspects to his solar energy business.
An Ode To Doctors
by Anannya Meghani (6242)
“So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men for all time. However, should I transgress this Oath and violate it, may the opposite be my fate.”
This peroration of the Hippocratic Oath binds medical professionals across the globe to a resolute ethical code which ushers them to a noble path of social service. The paramount contribution of the medical fraternity has especially been highlighted in the past few months. In the midst of a pandemic our frontline warriors have been relentlessly toiling to put a halt to this devastation. To honour the uttermost commitment and altruistic service of doctors, the nation observed ‘National Doctor’s Day’ on the 1st of July, 2020. I would like to use this platform to express my reverence to all the doctors and medical professionals living in the society. It is reassuring to know that our Hamletian doctors are just a phone call away for any kind of assistance and guidance. We pay homage to all our doctors for their magnanimous support and self-sacrificing service!