Here are a few good things that happened during the pandemic amidst a year filled with disaster and chaos.
1) A government school teacher from Chattisgarh brought education to the children’s doorstep by traveling with a blackboard strapped behind him. He went around by conducting Mohalla classes for the students who weren’t able to attend the online classes.
Meet Rudra Rana ji, a government school teacher in #Chhattisgarh who travels on his bike with a blackboard strapped around it to educate children through ''mohalla'' classes, bringing school to their doorstep in this time of pandemic.Salute 🙏@hvgoenka@ipskabra @AwanishSharan pic.twitter.com/n3v2bEjnPX
— Ankur Lahoty, IIS (@Ankur_IIS) September 29, 2020
2) A couple from Orissa named Eureka & Joana celebrated their wedding feast by serving special meals to about 500 stray dogs and making it more pawsitive.
Meet Bhubhenswar couple Eureka & Joana who treated 500 stray dogs as a celebration for their wedding. Paw My God 🥰😍 #ThatsTheSpirit on #919FriendsFM #Kolkata #CheersKolkata #RjSmriti pic.twitter.com/UTmV5mLgm7
— Smriti Singh (@RjSmritii) November 7, 2020
3) Community kitchens were set up in different districts in Kerala. In order to serve meals during the lockdown. Some people came forward from various districts to help the food distribution community in cooking.
— Nishant (@nishantksfi) March 27, 2020
4) This was the year where 2 long lost best friends from kindergarten were reunited and left the place puzzled.
I had a best friend when I was 4 but we lost touch after nursery. Years later, I tried looking for her but remembered her name incorrectly. Yesterday, a friend texted and I found out we were in the same preschool. She knew the girl I was searching for. Suhana mil gayi! pic.twitter.com/649EzXsbBp
— RJ Ira (@irationalised) April 7, 2020
5) Ngurang Meena had set up a free library in Arunachal Pradesh on the roadside to help and encourage people to develop a reading habit. And provide free access to those who are unable to access their libraries because of Covid.
Power of words can change the world.
Meet 30yrs old #NgurangMeena from #ArunachalPradesh’s Nirjuli. She has set up a #SelfHelp roadside #library to encourage a love for #reading, improve written & verbal communication skills in youth. She herself invested Rs 20,000 for this. pic.twitter.com/mvLbiWRYy9
— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) September 16, 2020
6) Lakyntiew Syiemlieh, A school dropped out in 1988. A 50-year-old woman from Meghalaya cleared her class 12 board examination. Her love for learning kept her motivated and made sure she completed her studies 32 years post her educational gap.
There is no age limit to 'Learning.' Lakyntiew Syiemlieh, a 50-year-old working mother, just proved it.
I am so glad to hear that she recently cleared her class XII board exams after a gap of 30 yrs.
What an inspiration! Congratulations!👏https://t.co/vTxw3TmfuI
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 16, 2020
7) A baby boy was delivered mid-air in Delhi to Bangalore flight and the entire airline crew helped and welcomed the mother and the baby in the most humble and pleasing manner.
A baby boy was born on board Indigo flight from Delhi to Bangalore today. In all likely baby is getting life long free @IndiGo6E free ticket. Great work by Indigo crew today. Kudos to the team @IndiaToday pic.twitter.com/mxn16dgigf
— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@nagarjund) October 7, 2020
8) A 90-year-old grandmother learned how to operate a laptop and proved that learning something new has nothing to do with your age. This woman from Kerala proved it by acquiring a skill during the Pandemic.
9) Dr. Sanket Mehta risked his own life just to save an elderly covid-19 patient. This unbelievable commitment during the pandemic made him a superhero.
Unbelievable commitment. On oxygen support himself for Covid-19, anaesthetist Dr Sanket Mehta went back to work just to save the life of an elderly patient. Absolute hero! pic.twitter.com/Ur8jVE8lRB
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 13, 2020
10) We met and adored these cute little dancers in 2020.
— Vinesh Kataria (@VineshKataria) October 3, 2020
11) While a bride missed her Nikah ceremony just by being hospitalized in the Covid center. All the patients and residents in the Kerala covid center planned a surprise party for the bride.
Bride Misses Nikah, So Patients At Covid Centre Celebrate With Her. Watch https://t.co/AGXBOpq3f6 A Covid care centre in Kerala erupted into celebrations on Thursday to cheer up a bride missing her own nikah ceremony. Nineteen-year-old Faziya was admitted to the Covid centre se…
— Rihan Singhania (@RihanSinghania3) September 28, 2020
12) Revana Siddappa is an elderly man who sells saplings in Bengaluru. His sales doubled after a man tweeted about him and urged people to go and buy plants from him.
Meet Revana Siddappa, an old man, who sells plants at Kanakapura road near Sarakki Signal, Karnataka. Price of these plants are from Rs 10-30
On one hand he hold umbrella to save himself from sunlight
— IMShubham (@shubham_jain999) October 26, 2020
13) During this period we all were introduced to the ‘Husband of the century’. Where a man built a statue of his wife.
His wife died three years ago. So when their dream house was completed, businessman Srinivas Gupta from Koppal got her statue made to make sure she's there for the housewarming ceremony. pic.twitter.com/6Q4k7El2mX
— Revathi Rajeevan (@RevathiRajeevan) August 11, 2020
14) Last but not least we all remember “Rasode Mein Kaun Tha” by Yashraj Mukhate which went viral and was named as the ‘best meme fest of 2020’.
— Arjun Sehgal (@Classyarjun) August 28, 2020