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Every one of us confronts some distress in our life’s when we need to keep our emotions, sentiments, and family relations aside. But not everyone has the strengths and commitment to do that until we have the amount of dedication and perseverance for public service as chief minister Yogi Adityanath poses. He is today emblematic to strength and raj dharma. The world is fighting the corona pandemic, and chief minister yogi Adityanath is leading the battle of covid from the front in his state Uttar Pradesh. He has to fight two battles at once when he received the heartbreaking news of his father Anand Singh Bisht’s demise at Aiims hospital Delhi. He was attending a meeting of the core committee for taking coronavirus reports. He was fighting both as a son and chief minister rin this distress situation. But it is hard to believe that he preferred his public service over his father’s demise. Chief minister yogi did not even visit the Aiims hospital to seek his father’s last blessings, nor did he attend the funeral.
The country of 1.3 billion peoples is under strict lockdown, including chief minister state Uttar Pradesh therefore not violating the lockdown rules and setting an exemplary act of discipline as a statesman he did not attend his father’s funeral. This will and strength is something that makes him the new iron man of India. One who keeps national security, discipline, responsibility, and raj dharma over his family relations, personal emotions, and sentiments. Not everyone can do or display such a character dedicated to nations’ progress and wellbeing. His father was under treatment at aiims hospital, and Yogi Adityanath didn’t meet him because of a nationwide lockdown. Later on, he released a message saying, “I deeply mourn on my reverent father’s demise. I have learned attributes like honesty, selfless service, and hard work from him. I was so keen to meet him during his treatment but was not able to because of the nation’s fight with corona and my responsibility as Uttar Pradesh chief minister to take care of 23 crore people’s health and well being. I will not be able to attend the last rites and funeral due to a nationwide lockdown. I request my mother and other people associated with the funeral ceremony to perform last rights in compliance with lockdown guidelines and avoid mass gatherings as well”.
These few lines have given me goosebumps, and I am sure you too will have goosebumps because we can’t even imagine a son is not attending his father’s funeral, a son is not meeting to condole her mother over her husband’s death because he has his responsibility and raj dharma as a priority. This is exemplary and a lesson for the upcoming generation and leaders globally; this is how public service is done. This is how the responsibility of millions forces a man to keep his love, sorrow, happiness, emotions, and relations away from their obligations towards society. This particular incident has given a lot of respect and belief in my central and Uttar Pradesh government that your dedication and commitments will help us overcome every problem, every challenge, and we will very soon win this battle with covid-19.