By: Musaib Bin Nisar
e have all come across and seen the fact there is a deadly virus namely Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the world bore it’s consequences once and it wasn’t quite gone yet and we were still making amends with the disaster it left us in, trying to be normal and come back in our regular lives and suddenly we found ourselves in the second wave of it throughout the nation. Preying on our health, wellness as well as our pockets once more and we all know that the current situation is worrisome due the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have already seen it’s deadly and lethal effects upon the world, The countries which had the best health care and patient care system were helpless and still trying to find a cure or antidote to this virus, first china Then Italy, soon it covered America and then the other world countries, It had its effects on everything, and now it is back in the nation again, making us suffer through the same losses, same pain, same sufferings all over again, It is as if we were just waking up from one nightmare and we fell asleep again and now we are having another one of the night mares.
For us, people of the Industrial sector, it has gotten things even worse, we are crumbling within and no one is even noticing that because right now our priorities lie in terms of our health and wellness, but the financial matters are getting worse every passing day, we have already suffered huge losses, seen bankruptcy, and we were doing our best to come back in the market as strong as possible but as a third world country, we don’t have the adequate measures and means to fight this pandemic, so we are put in a lockdown again, but God forbid if this disease prevails here we would not be able to come over it, as we don’t have the means, when though we have vaccines now, but even they don’t seem to help in anything. The first wave of Covid and everything going on over here has already made the industrialists and young entrepreneurs over here suffer huge losses, and due to this recent situation many units have gone bankrupt.
Many of the young entrepreneurs who were thinking of starting up their ideas and making their lives better have completely dropped the idea of entrepreneurship. 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 second wave we had to shut down our units again for our very own safety as well as the safety of our employees, but this is high time to talk about the situation of industrialists as well as the small business owners, this pandemic has affected every single business person ranging from the street vendor to the highest in rank industrialist.
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Though this is a disaster nature put us through, and for some reason seems to be punishing us with it again, 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 India 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 and it’s freaking second wave 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, we have vaccinations for physical symptoms though. But we have no shot, no vaccination, no medication for the devastating financial, economical and mental state of our entrepreneurial youth.
It is deadly to creativity as well as to the faith in oneself to become a life changing entrepreneur. In terms of business and industrial development, It’s always been hard for the small businesses to survive when there were big sharks hunting them down and get them to merge and give up their ideas, it has taken us a decade to get to a point where our youth is finally starting to develop a notion of entrepreneurship as a way of being successful and happy in life, but with the given conditions, our ideology is going backwards to the era where our youth would look for safe options than have a will and take risk to do something big.
This pandemic has proven to be deadlier than many of the deadliest diseases we have ever come across, and with it’s second wave in action we can only sit and contemplate the numbers it is going to add to the destruction of the industrial sector. Being locked up in a house gives us enough time to think and then go through a process of overthinking things and make the conclusions that aren’t very healthy for a risk taking young mind to turn an idea into a big business opportunity.
For me in person, coronavirus is more than a disease, It is an enemy that is compelling me to re-think my place and my source of income. It is making me have second guesses about why in the world did i even think of choosing to do a business whilst i knew the worst case scenario over here, And i am sure many of the young entrepreneurs like me are going through the same situations and thinking the same things, it’s like we are regretting the choice we made about our careers and now we think of ourselves as helpless people who took a risk to change their lives where as nature opposed them, such are the times where young minds like me go into the deep overthinking process and end up being hopeless and lose their will to do something different, something big, and something better, and these are exactly the times where we should come forward address the issue and encourage the youth that you are not alone.
It’s high time that we keep our spirits higher than ever, and keep our will stronger than ever, and keep going, keep supporting each other through this calamity. We can only overcome it if we help each other out through it, be each other’s cornerstones and get this industrial sector to blossom back to its glory.
Author is a young entrepreneur. He can be reached at email@example.com