Lyricist-poet and censor board chief Prasoon Joshi has penned a poem on the 21-day national lockdown. His composition evocatively tries expressing the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for all to stay indoors over 21 days is essential to battle the unprecedented threat that looms large all over the world, by way of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Titled “Haan Ghar Mein Rahega Desh”, Joshi’s poem urges all Indians to maintan resilience and to never lose belief and confidence.

Prasoon Joshi Pens An Eye-Opening Poem In The Wake Of COVID-19 Requesting People To Stay Home
Prasoon Joshi Pens An Eye-Opening Poem In The Wake Of COVID-19 Requesting People To Stay Home

This is how the poem “Haan Ghar Mein Rahega Desh” goes:

Is desh ko pyaar buzurgo se

Yahan khud se pehle apne hain

Kartavya yahan pehle aata

Aur baad mein aate sapne hain

Bas yeh hi ek sandesh

Haan ghar mein rahega desh

Eikees din ka upvaas liye

Jeevan ki lambi saans liye

Seema rekha na todenge

Ek sanyam ek vishwas liye

Chalo mann ko dein aadesh

Haan ghar mein rahega desh

Sankalp naya ek karte hein

Chalo mil kar peeda harte hein

Is desh ke rehne wale toe

Har din hi tapasyaa karte hein

Badh jane do yeh kesh


Haan ghar mein rahega desh

Said Joshi: “We are going through testing and unprecedented times and we have to keep our spirts high”, says the modern-day poet. Explaining how the crisis is going to affect the nation, he says, “there are many things that this crisis is going to make us realise. Firstly, that each of us have a significant role to play and the strange thing about this war against Coronavirus is; restraint is our weapon, stillness, our defense and distance is the sign that we deeply care.” Further explaining our responsibility towards the nation, he says, “we have to fight this virus with new rules. We must, as individuals support what the medical experts and the governance is asking from us. It’s our duty for our nation and fellow human beings. Hopefully this message will inspire people to undertake their responsibility and resolve to stay at home for this crucial period.”

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