Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (MS)
Beltangady, Jun 9: Though coronavirus pandemic took the whole world by storm, a village in the taluk earned the distinction of not allowing the dreaded virus to enter it during both the first and second waves. The reason for this is the rules and regulations the villagers have laid for themselves and outsiders.
Banjarumale village is in the remote part of Neriya panchyat limits in the taluk. More than 170 people live in 40 families of the village. The villagers made sure that no one from outside enter their village.
Many people who reside under the limits of Neriya gram panchayat, under which this remote village also falls, have tested positive for coronavirus. However, the villagers of Banjarumale took precautions and locked themselves down in their village. Only two youths of the village go to the nearby town and buy essentials for the families. These youths take hot water bath before they enter their house. In addition, the villagers maintain social distance also.
Banjarumale village is at a distance of 35 km from the town of Beltangady. Most of the vegetables used by the villagers are organically grown by them. In the midst of coronavirus pandemic also the people of this village live happily surrounded by beautiful nature, clean air and water.
Swab test of all the villagers in the first and second waves has reported to be negative. The villagers have not organized any religious or other programmes since a year to keep Covid at bay. The effort of the villagers to keep the dreaded disease at bay needs to be appreciated by one and all.