Not all heroes wear capes. We have been not just hearing this phrase, but seeing these real-life superheroes save the day, all throughout out the pandemic. Femina, in its exclusive May edition lauds 10 role models who have relentlessly worked for the country in one of its most testing times to make today a better place than yesterday. This stellar list shines the spotlight on Sonu Sood, Faye D’Souza, Saransh Goila, Arjun Gowda, Dr. Glossy Sabharwal, Khaalid Ahamed, ASHA Workers, Dr. Madhumitha Gomathinayagam, Dr. Anamika Giri and Shriti Pandey, each of whom have gone the extra mile towards helping countless pandemic-affected people.
Starting with Faye, she’s been a voice of trust and authenticity in a world full of misinformation. Talking about how she consumes a large amount of factual content on a daily basis to finalise her bulletin, Faye says, “I spend most of the day doing that so I can protect you from the pain!” On the other hand, actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood has been a crucial force not just during the second wave but also last year as well. But he simply can’t afford to give in to feelings of self-doubt. “Every day is a challenge. Every day comes with its own set of histories, tragedies, and miracles,” he says.
While there are thousands of ASHA workers in the country under the National Health Mission launched in 2006, each one of them have been the driving force in the city of Kerala. They’ve mastered the art of contact tracing, which helped the state track patients and their probable contacts who needed to be in home isolation. Another Covid hero who’s done his very best to help the needy is Chef Saransh Goila who’s doing his bit by connecting the dots to help feed people. The way Goila sees it: “Most COVID patients have lost the sense of taste and smell. But, even then, in those 15 minutes when you are having a meal, there is no distraction. Nothing can go wrong in those 15 minutes.”
You can now grab the latest issue of Femina on stands to read the full story about these conquering heroes helping us at the time of need.