By Musaib Nisar
As we all know the current situation is worrisome due the Covid-19 pandemic, It’s brought the biggest countries in the world to their feet, The countries which had the best health care and patient care system are helpless and still trying to find a cure or antidote to this virus, first china Then Italy and other world countries, It has it’s affects on everything, But for us, People here in kashmir it has gotten things even worse, The reports say we have only 100 or something Ventilators which are no where to enough number of ventilators to save lives. The uprisings, Shutdowns, curfews and everything going on over here has already made the industrialists and young entrepreneurs over here suffer huge losses and many of the units even went bankrupt due to the failure of coping with the recent situation that arouse after the abrogation of article 370 (35A).
The current situation is not only worrying in terms of health but also in terms of business losses as well, We have already gone through a lot and now due to the covid-19 pandemic we had to shut down our units for our very own safety as well as the safety of our employees, Though this is a disaster nature put us through, it’s an endlessly fearsome thing for young entrepreneurs like myself and the ones i know who are struggling with payments of bank loans, Debts to various people and companies and it’s threatening the spirit of entrepreneurship here. It’s not a hidden fact that not many people here in kashmir would go after businesses and leave the notion of getting government jobs. Everyone knows that our parents as well as most of our youth due the prevailing circumstances over here is conditioned to think in a way where govt jobs feel like the most secure option, Yet this notion was changing a slight bit, but first the situations arising here broke the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth and now this Covid-19 is on a mission to get it completely erased from the mind and hearts of our youth, which is what is more worrying than the fact that the disease kills, Covid-19 is not only dangerous to ones body but also to the will and spirit of youth to do something better and change lives, It is deadly to creativity as well as to the faith in oneself to become a life changing entrepreneur. In these testing times i would like to address my youth through this piece of writing, I would like to let them know that their spirit and will of changing lives is far stronger and mightier than the disease that’s out there killing people, Killing dreams and killing the opportunities to make our’s and other young people’s lives better than what they are and change the situations with new innovative ideas. I would like to point out that our faith and our will matters and that is what will get us through these testing times if only we hold on tight to the rope of hope and will.