Healthcare workers are at the frontline in our fight against coronavirus. However, they are not alone in this battle. Cops, people working in grocery stores, pharmacies, bank employees, sanitation workers are also working every day to ensure that we all can stay home safely.
So, it goes without saying that we need to be kind and respectful towards them. Recently, the residents of Nabha, Punjab, showered flowers on sanitation workers to express their gratitude for their service during the lockdown, reports India Today.
Have a look at the video shared by Punjab CM Amarinder Singh:
Pleased to see the applause & affection showered by people of Nabha on the sanitation worker. It’s heartening to note how adversity is bringing out the intrinsic goodness in all of us. Let’s keep it up & cheer our frontline warriors in this War Against #Covid19. pic.twitter.com/tV2OwVa86w
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 31, 2020
People stood on their terraces and showered flowers and applauded as the sanitation workers walked through with their hand-cart. Some residents even offered garlands of currency notes to the workers, reports Business Standard
While people resonated with the residents’ emotions, they were concerned that they violated the social distancing rules during the act:
Really appreciate the way these people shown love and respect on cleaning warriors.
— Raghavendra Swamy (@bennishiroor) March 31, 2020
#Respect the fact that the much needed #applause has finally come but the mode is so not #justified. Throwing flower petals is creating a mess that they only need to sweep. Kindly do not promote such acts. Rather segregate wet and dry waste that makes their lives easier.
— saral (@saraljain009) April 1, 2020
great gesture by people of Punjab..but social distancing is violated during ..this kind action.
— k.n.ratnesh singh (@ratneshtoday) March 31, 2020
Hats off to all the sanitation warriors for their hard work and efforts during these troubled times.