Amid the ongoing COVID19 lockdown, a poet and his younger brother, who is a top police official, are motivating people through their poetry and soulful singing on social media to follow lockdown orders in Dooda district.
Poet Imtiaz-ur-Rehman Tanha, who is also a well known social activist of Sarafan, is using his heart touching poetry to spread the message of humanity and brotherhood amidst coronavirus scare, through his social media accounts.
His younger brother Haseeb-ur-Rehman, a senior police officer, presently working as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ramban, has become a social media sensation and an inspiration, especially among young for his soulful singing. He is using the talent to motivate people to stay indoors.
The Rehman brothers shared two separate videos on social media on Thursday and Wednesday urging people to stay home, in their own style.
While the SSP, Haseeb choose sufi singing, the elder one, Imtiaz, recited a beautiful poem, on social media handles.
“A common man is not scared of corona, but the prolonged lockdown and social distancing which is compulsory to fight the deadly virus has started taking onto their nerves, especially younger generation is becoming increasingly impatient,” said the SSP.
“Singing is my passion since childhood. In the given circumstances, besides regular policing to ensure lockdown, I decided to give my childhood passion (singing) a try and surprisingly this turned out to be very effective as the response from the youth is beyond my expectations. This new experience is heartwarming for me and stress buster as well,” the SSP said.
His brother is not far behind as the poetry he has been uploading on social media is getting hundreds of hits and likes.
“I just try to pen down whatever I feel strongly about amidst the virus scare. Luckily people are connecting with my poems, which is very satisfactory. I request everyone please stay home to stop spread of the coronavirus,” said Imtiaz.
The Rehman brothers also requested people to acknowledge efforts of the medical staff and security personnel who are “fighting the virus selflessly.”
The unique initiative by police officer and his poet-brother to encourage people to stay at home is being appreciated by all especially younger generation.
“The soul touching voice that too from a senior cop amidst coronavirus fear and tension is definitely very soothing and surely calms down the nerves. I think this is the best way to motivate and encourage people to stay indoors,” said Zoraiz Khan Yusafzai, a teenager from Bhadarwah.