My children think I'm a spiderman who save people's lives, Wayand collector tells Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar’s first question was towards Wayanad collector Adeela Abdulla. Dr. Adeela is leading the tough task of coordinating COVID-19 prevention activities in Wayand distric, which shares its boundaries with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Sachin Tendulkar wanted to know how she was managing her administrative responsibilities as well as her family life.
“Definitely, it is very difficult to manage between family and duty. I have three children. The eldest child is seven- and-half years old and the youngest one is still being breast fed. So it is hard to attend to them. My biggest fear was whether the children would contract the disease. I used to stay away from the children in the first few weeks after leaving them with my husband or my mother. However, I started spending more time with them once the situation in the district came under control. I spend time with them in the night.
However, they would be tired after waiting for me all day and I will be exhausted from the day’s work. Even at night, my phone would not get any rest. So my children hate my phone.to see my phone.
They do not want color pencils or gifts, they just want to spend more time with their mother. In the beginning, they thought of me like a ‘Spiderman’ who saves people’s lives. But now they want me to end the spiderman drama and be just their mother. To be honest, I do not even get proper sleep. Sometimes the statistics make you disturbed and some other time, it would be the number of cases. I move forward each day by remembering words of Gandhiji that we have to keep in mind the poorest people in the society before doing any work."