“Even otherwise when situation was normal, mostly everyone loves their families and everyday is family day,” says Shubhangi, adding, “We need our families daily, especially in the present scenario of the pandemic, the way families have gone through so much together, whether it was the job loss, lives loss or depression, our families were our first support system and we all collectively rose as family structure. For every hurdle we encountered during these tough times of the pandemic, mentally, physically, emotionally, financially our families have been our pillar of support.”
However, Shubhangi also says that this feeling of a family also panned out to the entire country as a whole. “The way people are helping each other amid the pandemic, with things like finding food for COVID patients, oxygen cylinders, ICU beds, plasma etc, it makes it feel like the country is one big family right now,” she says.
Shubhangi says while the country will surely tide over this rough patch of dealing with coronavirus, the feeling of bonding with each other as a family must stay. “The biggest thing is whenever our friends, family, neighbours or country is in trouble, we should try and reach out to them and help them. That is the biggest humanity,” she adds.