Hyderabad: Corona has not gone. There is a surge of new cases. The whole world is talking about the ‘Second Wave“. Media reports indicate that Delhi has witnessed a sharp surge in patients requiring hospitalization and critical care. The second wave is proving so far to be more dangerous. I learned from the reports from Delhi that 30% of the new cases are going straight to ICUs(Intensive Care Units). We don’t know if that surge is part of the ‘second wave’. Whatever it maybe we need to be cautious and more alert than ever before. Protect yourself and your near and dear said Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT, Government of Telangana while addressing a gathering of 250 runners gathered for a 5kms walk, jog and run organized by Hetch Foundation on Sunday morning on ISB Road, Gachibowli Financial District.
The top bureaucrat was the Chief Guest at the event organized by Hetch Foundation. He flagged it off on Sunday morning. The objective of it was to create awareness about Corona, the importance of wearing a face mask, and maintaining a safe physical distance.
Talking to the gathering Jayesh Ranjan said the event was the need of the hour as people have remained indoors for so long time. And this was an event to extend solidarity to those who are distressed staying indoors. It shows that you care for them. A run emphasizing on the importance of Mask and Physical Distance is very important he said.
Further, I am happy to note that through this event, the organizers, Hetch Foundation are supporting Grace Children Home financially, Jayesh said. He presented Carona Personal Care products and toiletries to the few girls from the Grace Children Home.
The 5kms Walk, Jog and Run was organized by Hetch Foundation in partnership with Care Hospitals Gachibowli, Fitness Gurukul, and GSR Constructions
Dipali Mehta, CEO of Hetch Foundation and Syed Fazal Ali from GSR Constructions, several fitness freaks, trainers, the staff of Care Gachibowli, Fitness Gurukul, IT Professionals, Financial Professionals from many financial institutions in Gachibowli have participated in the event.
Dr. Rajetha Danisetty, Dermatologist and Medical Director of Oliva Chain of Clinics, she herself a runner said it was nice to be amongst the community of runners. This gives hope. Physical fitness goes a long way in checking depression away.
Gayatri Mehta was happy to get out of home finally and to be able to meet friends and spend some time outdoors. Staying indoors for so long was suffocating she added. She has also invited some friends to join in the event.
Dr. Pradeep, CEO of an IT Company participating along with his wife Puja said, people are more conscious about their fitness because of the COVID. This was his first attempt to participate in any event after the COVID.