Post independent India has never seen anything like the current COVID crisis before. What we are now seeing is not just a public health challenge but is something that is much more complex. The ramifications of the crisis and the several responses that the Government is putting up are unfathomable. This is also the time when one is bombarded with information, many of which are irrational, alarmist and sometimes outrightly fake. These are the times when one is tested and our incompetences exposed. This is also the time when leadership – whether it is from our heads of Government, political parties, bureaucracy or NGOs or common citizens, is going to make the difference. From containing the spread of the virus, to coping with the uncertainty, to preparing people for what lies ahead – we need a leadership that the world has never seen before. It is now more than ever, we need every individual to demonstrate leadership at both the personal and public level and help tide over the crisis.
Keeping this in mind and with the hope of inspiring each one of you to be the ‘leader’ that India needs, I will be bringing out a series of VLOGs on the leadership that we can all display on a daily basis to help manage the coronavirus crisis. I hope you will find the same useful and do your bit – for society, for the nation and for humanity at large.