Feeling Low? Here's Some Positive News to Cheer You Up

In these grim times, we all need a dose of positivity from time to time.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>(Left) Auto Driver Ravi, (Right) Police Constable Asha</p></div>
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Now more than ever, we all need some positivity in our lives. Scrolling our phones for hours on end only to find one news sadder and more horrifying than the previous one can take a toll on anyone's mental health.

Keeping this in mind, here is a list of positive things that have happened this week that you might have missed amid all the negativity.

1. 75-Year Old Woman Recovers From COVID After Being Given 24 Hours to Live

Shailaja Nakhwe, a 75-year-old woman was released from Mumbai's Sonagra Medical and Surgical Centre after recovering completely. Her CT scan showed a 25/25 score, which was extremely severe.

She is a resident from Dombivli and was admitted to this hospital in Ghatkopar urgently as her condition deteriorated. But when she recovered, the doctors celebrated the news with a cake that had her CT score written on it.

"My mother has been touched by death and come back," her son told Times of India

2. Ranchi Auto Driver Offers Free Lift to Passengers for Medical Emergencies

Ravi, an auto driver from Ranchi, Jharkhand, has offered his services for free to people with COVID-related and other medical emergencies. He said that the idea came upon him when he gave a lift to a woman at an hospital when nobody else would. Since then, he has shared his contact details on social media.

He also specified that his service was not limited to COVID-related emergencies, but any medical emergency in general.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Auto driver Ravi</p></div>

Auto driver Ravi

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

3. Pregnant nurse continues duty while observing Roza fast

Nancy Ayeza Mistry is a nurse from Surat, Gujarat, who is on COVID duty while she is pregnant. She is also observing her Roza fast while doing so, and has been lauded for her dedication.

Nancy is clocking at least 8-10 hours every day as part of her duty. In a statement to ANI, she said, "I am doing my duty as a nurse. I consider serving people as prayer".

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Nurse Nancy Ayeza Mistry</p></div>

Nurse Nancy Ayeza Mistry

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

4. Bhagat Halwai in Agra Is Providing Free Food to People With COVID19

Bhagat Halwai in Agra recently announced that they would provide free food to anyone suffering from COVID19. They also said that meals will be provided for their family members who are isolating too.

They are delivering about 240 packages a day in the city. They are also spreading the news on social media so more and more people can avail the benefits of their service.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Bhagat Halwai, Agra</p></div>

Bhagat Halwai, Agra

(Photo Courtesy: JustDial)

5. Constable Performs Haldi Ceremony at Police Station

Asha is a constable at Dungarpur, Rajasthan who couldn't get a leave for her haldi ceremony amid the rising coronavirus cases in the country. To cheer her up, her colleagues arranged for a ceremony at the police station itself, where they were singing and dancing on traditional Rajasthani songs to make her day special.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Constable Asha at her haldi ceremony</p></div>

Constable Asha at her haldi ceremony

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

6. Pakistan Trust Offers Ambulance Fleet to India Amid COVID Surge

Abdul Sattar Edhi Foundation of Karachi has reached out to PM Modi and pledged its ambulance fleet amid the severe coronavirus surge in the country. Faisal Ehdi, the Managing Trustee of the Foundation said that they have their roots in India, and they migrated during the partition.

Because of this, they are willing to offer their fleet of 50 ambulances to India and have written to the PM about the same.

7. Man Donates Half the Money He Was Awarded for Saving Life of Mother-Child Duo

Mayur Shelke, a pointsman in Mumbai Division of Central Railway, recently earned a lot of praise online after he donated half of his prize money of Rs 50,000 to the child whose life he saved at Vangani Railway Station and his mother.

Shelke put his life on the line to save the life of a six-year-old boy who was caught on the tracks and rescued him in the nick of the time as the train passed from there. He recognized that the pandemic was hard on everyone, and said that he was trying to do his part to help the mother-son duo.

8. Goa Students Design Robot to Help Sanitization Workers

Recognizing the harmful chemicals that workers can be exposed to while sanitizing buildings, three students from Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda, designed a robot that can help with this task.

The robot that can be operated from 400 m away can be used to sanitize buildings while still ensuring the safety. The students, Vivek Khadilkar, Saeel Kamat and Drasti Naik have designed these robot that use both sprays and ultraviolet light to do this.

9. Surat Doctors Sing Birthday Song for Patient to Uplift Her Mood

In a video that has gone viral, it is seen how doctors in Surat's New Civil Hospital are singing a birthday song for their patient, Heenaben.

Heenaben couldn't resist informing them that it was her birthday, after which the doctors are singing "Baar Baar Din Yeh Aaye" for her in a video that has captured the hearts of a lot of people online.

10. Zomato Introduces Priority Deliveries for COVID-Related Needs

Amid the rising coronavirus cases in the country, Zomato has introduced a new feature to help users that can get deliveries on priority. Customers can select the option on the application that will alert restaurants that the order is for a COVID-19 emergency.

CEO Deepinder Goyal informed customers about this feature through Twitter, where he wrote, "Today, along with thousands of our restaurant partners, we just rolled out a “priority delivery for covid emergencies'' feature on the Zomato app. This feature will allow our customers to mark *This order is related to a COVID-19 emergency* option during checkout. (1/4)".

Find the entire thread here:

What a great solution to ease things for people dealing with COVID emergencies!

11. Man Sells SUV to Start Free Oxygen Supply Scheme

Shahnawaz Shaikh, a man from Malad, Mumbai sold his SUV last year to start the Unity and Dignity Foundation. His team supplies oxygen to people in need, and now that the city is facing a severe oxygen shortage, his efforts are being recognized by the people.

When he first started the service, he got about 50 calls and now with the rising demand, he says they get almost 500-600 calls each day. The decision he took a year ago is helping save lives today!

Feeling Low? Here's Some Positive News to Cheer You Up

Photo Courtesy: Twitter

12. Cops Create Green Corridor to Ensure Speedy Supply of Oxygen

An oxygen tanker on the way to Singhu Border was stuck at Kundli border in Delhi. Officials from the Alipur Police station facilitated a speedy supply of the tanker to Jaipur Golden Hospital in Rohini and saved the lives of people who were in urgent need of the oxygen.

Check out the video here:

13. Businessman Provides Free Vanity Vans for Policemen on COVID Duty

Ketan Rawal, a businessman from Mumbai provides vanity vans to celebrities in the city. However, noting the long duty hours the Mumbai Police is clocking in amidst the coronavirus crisis, he has decided to provide his vanity vans to them for free.

The vans come as a great gesture for officials as a way to rest in between and take breaks comfortably.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Ketan Rawal</p></div>

Ketan Rawal

Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Ketan Rawal

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Policemen outside Ketan Rawal's van</p></div>

Policemen outside Ketan Rawal's van

Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Ketan Rawal

Through these commendable acts, these people have proved that time and again, kindness thrives in the face of adversity. Let's hope we get to see more of these thoughtful acts of kindness in the future too.

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