In a recent turn of events, parents of a newborn baby boy have decided to name their child “Lockdown”.
A baby boy born on Monday in Khukhundu village in Deoria district has been named ‘Lockdown’ by his parents.
“He was born during lockdown. We appreciate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to enforce lockdown and save the people from the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown is in national interest and so we decided to name the child as Lockdown,” said the baby’s father Pawan.
Though people never want to go through likes of the current crisis ever again, Pawan says that the reason he wanted to name his son “Lockdown” was so that he would always remind people of national interest before self-interest.
Observing and abiding by the rules of the current Lockdown implemented in India, Pawan has urged his relatives not to visit them until the lockdown is lifted.
“We have even postponed the celebrations and rituals for the new born till the lockdown in in force,” he said.
This comes a week after a new born girl was named “Corona” in Gorakhpur on the day of Janata Curfew by her uncle in an attempt to unify the community.
Incidentally, both the parents do not understand the meaning of the words Lockdown and Corona.
Tripathi said that he had taken permission from the new born’s mother, Ragini Tripathi, before naming the baby. “The virus is no doubt dangerous and it has killed so many people in the world, but it has also inculcated many good habits in us and brought the world closer. This baby will be the symbol of people’s unity to fight the evil,” he said.