Mysuru: Dr C N Manjunath Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru on Saturday termed the opportunity to inaugurate Navaratri festivities as a due honour to Corona Warriors in the state.
It is for the first time that a doctor has been selected for the honour. Moreover, it is the most happening moment in my life to be blessed with the opportunity to inaugurate the festival that has transcended boundaries, said Manjunath.
Addressing the gathering after inaugurating Navaratri festivities atop Chamundi Hills, Manjunath a known cardiologist dedicated most part of his speech to the prevailing Corona crises.
He appealed people to “maintain only physical distance from Covid patients than maintaining mental distance from them”.
Saying that lakhs of people are still suffering from Covid and flood that has made life difficult, Manjunath credited Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa also as ‘Chief Warrior’.
The infection has taught many lessons, mainly the importance of wearing mask, maintaining social distance and practicing hand hygiene. Earlier when we tried our best, we were finding it difficult to make people learn. Now, we have learnt to keep the environment clean, said Manjunath.
The virus that emerged from Wuhan province in China has pervaded the globe claiming lives.
Most importantly, over 150 labs are opened in the state and over one lakh tests are being conducted on a daily basis.
By selecting a doctor for the inauguration of Navaratri festivities, the government has respected the fraternity.
The Wadiyars, the erstwhile maharajas of Mysuru from Yadu dynasty were not restricted to palace, but were the people’s Maharaja. Even when the British were at the helm, they had given a due preference to all the sectors, said Manjunath.
– Team Mysoorunews