Postcards from a Pandemic Planet ~ India in Crisis with Gajveer Singh

When:
May 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
2021-05-08T10:00:00-04:00
2021-05-08T11:30:00-04:00

Saturday, May 8, 2021

10:00 a.m.

FREE on Zoom and Facebook Live!

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April 20, 2021 Economic Times ~ Covid-19 is going to kill more people in 2021 than it did last year. If you want to see why, look at what’s happening in India.
Cases have been surging in the country of 1.37 billion people. On Sunday alone, 261,500 new infections were recorded. That’s as bad as the U.S. during all but the worst five days of the pandemic in December and early January. Case counts are rising far more quickly, too.

Average infection numbers over the past seven days have run at nearly three times the level two weeks ago, a pace of growth that the U.S. last saw in the early days of the outbreak a year ago.

VOA NEWS, April 28, 2021 ~ Crematoriums in India were overwhelmed with bodies and a shortage of space forcing them to carry out mass cremations, Wednesday, April 28, as the country’s toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000.

Meet Gajveer Singh, a brilliant young student in lockdown in a beautiful desert town of Jaisalmer.  Jaisalmer is a small town with only one hospital and a few doctors and has hit hard by the pandemic. Being a student, it is substantially difficult to concentrate on studies with no schools and no proper internet services for online education.

Gajveer will address this situation that is currently swallowing up lives in India at the rate of one every five minutes. Early theories of this pandemic that only metropolitan towns and cities would be affected have been proven wrong.

How has the  pandemic changed the beliefs of the local people about religion?  How is it affecting and destroying the lives of common people in Jaisalmer?

What is the role of the administration to manage this pandemic and what are people’s opinions about it?

Meet Our Presenter:

Name- Gajveer Singh

D.O.B- 19th February, 2004

Nationality- Indian

Email ID- gajveersinghjmr@gmail.com

Address- Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Education:

April 2015 – July 2020: St. Pauls School, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

July 2020 – Present: KV Dabla, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

Gajveer Singh is a student from Jaisalmer- A small town in western India. He is a national achiever in research competitions and a published author on Amazon. At present, he is a senior in high school and one of the few students in his town with computer science as his subject which is an underrepresented field in his area. His book- The City of Hindenbell has received positive responses from all around the globe. He has won numerous awards at science exhibitions around the state. He has spread awareness about computer science in his town and made an impact on the lives of students through computers.

He has the initiative to plant maximum number of trees in his desert town in schools to provide the students with a beautiful environment to concentrate.