Life During Lockdown

He devotes free time to old hobbies

He devotes free time to old hobbies

Colonel kuldeep Singh Dosanjh.

Ajay Joshi

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 30

Away from his routine golf sessions and daily morning and evening walks, 75-year-old Col Kuldeep Singh Dosanjh (retd) has been devoting free time to his old hobbies. Dosanjh, who likes reading, writing, music and playing golf, has been utilising each moment of the lockdown to do something constructive. To keep himself fit, he daily scales staircases to his terrace two-three times in the morning and evening.

"Because of the lockdown,I stopped going for the morning walk in the nearby park. However, a little change in the normal routine is enough. I wake up at 5.30 am and thereafter, I walk on the terrace. Looking at the clear sky makes me realise how the halted human activities have impacted the nature beautifully," said Col Dosanjh, who was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1972 and took retirement in 1997. Before joining the Army, he was a teacher in a city-based college.

Utilising the self-isolation period effectively, he wrote his seventh book, 'Mirage- A Nomads Travelogue'. Besides, he has written three Punjabi books. To help students crack the Indian Army entrance interview, he penned a book on the Service Selection Board. After retirement, he also served as principals of Army Public School, Kapurthala and Amritsar.

He said, "Worrying and doing nothing in this tough phase will not help us in any form. Instead, we should focus on making the best out it. The lockdown phase should be used in cultivating new skills and hobbies."

A resident of Model Town area, Col Dosanjh resides with his wife who equally supports him in writing on different subjects.

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