“Music is a therapy. It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient – Yehudi Menuhin

Through his music, Vedanth brings this quote totally alive!! Though his travelling might have hit a pause button due to Covid, Vedanth’s soothing voice has been travelling the world over and energizing people in the process! Through Vedanth we are filled with gratitude towards musicians and artists across the world who are spreading peace, faith and hope in these trying times.

Today, we thank leaders like Anu Dhaliwal and millions around the world who have been working tirelessly and ensuring seamless communication in a world that has turned highly dependent on networks and connectivity to survive.

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” - Rollo May

Indeed, DeCoronaChamps like Anu in the Telecommunications industry have helped us to hold people and communities together and even co-create new digital communities across geographies.

We bow to Factory Heads like Shachindra Kumar in the FMCG industry who, along with their teams, have been enabling production and supply of life-saving hygiene products. Our sincere gratitude to DeCoronaChamps like Shachindra and tens of thousands of leaders in factories across the nation who have been holding their teams, families and themselves together while supporting their organizations as they face the storms of uncertainty - day in and day out! Their efforts are indeed helping reduce the stress faced by consumers and communities and in breaking the chain of infection!

On the occasion of our Independence Day, we salute leaders like Gaurang Rathi and all those in the Civil Services who have been navigating our villages, towns and cities through Covid-19.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi

In a world confined to its own worries, it is leaders like Gaurang and teams that they lead who have constantly reminded us that service indeed knows no boundaries. Our sincere gratitude to you, Gaurang Rathi and your fraternity for being our DeCoronaChamps. Leaders like you elicit hope and faith that we shall overcome these clouds and sunny days will soon be a reality!

Today, through the WallofGratitude, we thank DeCoronaChamps like Manisha Mishra in the Digital Healthcare Industry.

From teleconsultations to e-booking lab tests to e-pharmacies - since the onset of Covid-19, the online healthcare platforms have turned into lifelines for the majority of our medical needs. Our sincere gratitude to leaders like Manisha, their teams and all the frontliners (from lab techs to delivery persons) who step out of their homes so that we stay safe and get healthy in our homes!

“Telehealth isn’t trying to re-invent the wheel; it just makes the wheel run smoothly” – Elizabeth Krupinski

Thank you Manisha for your and your industry’s contribution in ensuring that the wheels of our health and wellbeing are amply supported and run smoothly in these times!

History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children” – Nelson Mandela

Our WallofGratitude salutes DeCoronaChamps and silent heroes like Nima Gurung in the social sector who have been immersed in protecting street children through Covid-19 as lockdowns and closures made their existence even more challenging.

Their selfless acts tending to the needs of such children truly deserve to be applauded and supported. They have also been finding innovative ways to keep children gainfully engaged, indoors, even through the challenges and risks of the lockdowns and the pandemic.

Our WallofGratitude today thanks DeCoronaChamps like Chhavi Raheja and hundreds of thousands of teachers spread across the nation and beyond. For our teachers the ways of operating changed overnight with the arrival of this pandemic.

With online teaching transitioning from a ‘good to use’ mode to a ‘must use’ mode, teachers are expected to not just impart education virtually but also manage remote classrooms. Kudos to the worldwide community of educators who have not only embraced this mega shift but are busy learning newer ways and tools so that students feel amply supported and guided.

We express our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes to them as they establish this new equilibrium.

Our WallofGratitude pays a tribute to DeCoronaChamps like Dr. Pravin Chordia who are inspiring thousands to become their own wellbeing warriors. These champs of Holistic Health have been boosting immunities and preparing us to take on Covid19, well before the pandemic arrived & through it as well.

For Dr. Chordia and his ilk, wellness is not about curing or preventing a disease. It is about sharing their knowledge, wisdom & experience in helping us understand how our ways of life are adversely impacting health, and what we can do to change that.

We salute Dr. Chordia's selfless service & commitment in creating healthier and happier communities.

“The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship...”– Pope John Paul II

WallofGratitude pays a tribute to efforts of DeCoronaChamps like Samrudh Desai and others in the Waste Management Industry who have taken this stewardship of helping us keep our surroundings clean. Their contribution has played a huge role in controlling the spread of Covid19.

While the majority of the citizens remained indoors, it is teams like those of Samrudh & others who have been on the field continuously, despite being at major risk of getting infected.

Our gratitude Samrudh for your efforts in rapidly adapting the processes and protocols to manage the situation on-ground, and for your leadership which kept your team motivated consistently. Silent Heroes like you have really been one of the major essential service providers and truly are MyDeCoronaChamps.

"HR isn’t A thing we do, it’s THE thing that runs our business" – Steve Wynne.

WallofGratitude thanks HR professionals & leaders like Bharat Choudhary in the Human Resources/Employee Relations/Industrial Relations functions spread across industries & sectors, offices & factories. Through these trying times these DeCoronaChamps have gone all out in managing the greatest resources in any organization – Its People!

Crisis management, constant communication, enabling remote working, innovating for employee engagement & motivation, supporting communities, redeployment, reskilling and driving productivity while ensuring health & wellbeing... HR teams have been effectively managing the disruption throughout #Covid19.

Kudos to Bharat & the HR fraternity for all their efforts and leadership that has shown us that they are not only human resources but also are resourceful humans!

Wall of Gratitude pays a tribute to DeCoronaChamps and leaders like Munish Kumar & CEOs across industries and sectors – THE captains who have been steering the ship of their organizations through these choppy times.

“Leadership is not just about giving energy...it's unleashing other people's energy”– Paul Polman

It is the CEOs who have been relentlessly unleashing other’s energies at every level as we experience VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world becoming the norm. Balancing between managing human crisis & facilitating business continuity with stretched social, economic and healthcare fabrics is not an easy feat!

Through you Munish, our deep gratitude to all the CEOs for their immense contribution to the nation. Kudos to this spirit of collaboration, inter-connectedness & community that is holding together the society, businesses & the economy alike. We wish you continued success & happiness.

We bring the curtains down on this season of celebrating the contributions of our DeCoronaChamps through the Wall of Gratitude with this ode/video message.

Many thanks to all MyDeCoronaChamps who have let us into their journeys through Covid19. We are glad that these stories have inspired our viewers & readers. We wish our champs continued success and happiness.

“Being told you are appreciated is one of the simplest yet most incredible things one can hear”.

This is the right time to identify your coronawarriors & silent heroes and create your own walls of gratitude. We hope the positivity from each act like this continues to grow much faster than the virus and help us heal well & heal soon!