My covid experience

‘Online farming lessons kept me sane’

‘Online farming lessons kept me sane’

Danish Sharma (22), a young graduate, was involved in the social work throughout the lockdown when he got infected with the virus. He says the quarantine period helped him learn some farming skills online. He shares his experience...

During my quarantine period, I started watching videos on organic farming. I got the theoretical knowledge from the videos. I also got guidance from Umendra Dutt of Kheti Virasat Mission. Now, after recovering, I plan to take a huge piece of land on lease for farming. — Danish Sharma, a social worker

“I was alone at home when I got infected as my parents had gone to Vrindavan. I felt a few symptoms and got myself tested. As the report came out to be positive, I immediately informed my parents who had to return in the middle of their tour. Thankfully, their report came negative.

I did not meet my parents when they returned and remained in contact with them over the phone. There was a transparent sheet between me and them. They used to watch me from the other side only. They kept me motivated. I spent my time reading books.

My friend Rajesh Sidana, who also passed through the similar phase due to Covid, helped me procure medicines and extended his moral support.

Though, these were difficult times, as we were hearing all kind of news, and alarming statistics during the pandemic, I kept myself positive and turned to constructive work.

During this period, I started watching videos on organic farming. I got the theoretical knowledge from the videos. I also got guidance from Umendra Dutt of Kheti Virasat Mission. I now plan to take huge piece of land on lease for carrying out farming.

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