Coronavirus | Shower of flowers for worker in Odisha’s Berhampur

Honoured for reporting to duty despite COVID-19 threat

Updated - April 06, 2020 01:29 am IST

Published - April 05, 2020 11:44 pm IST - BERHAMPUR

Rani being felicitated in Berhampur, Odisha, on Sunday.

Rani being felicitated in Berhampur, Odisha, on Sunday.

A female sanitary worker of the local municipal corporation received a a joyous surprise when she reached Bachuari Street in Odisha’s Berhampur on Sunday for her regular visit even during the COVID-19 threat.

In the morning, inhabitants of the area, mostly women, greeted her with a shower of flowers. She was presented a new sari and also received a garland made of currency notes as financial assistance.

The sanitary worker sweeps and cleans the street every day.

Chakradhar, an inhabitant of Bachuari Street, said it was a token of their appreciation for the sanitary workers who continue to put themselves in danger to keep people of the city safe.

Shyamala, a local resident, said the female sanitary worker serving their area was an unsung hero, who also has a family to protect and home to look after.

Ironically, the inhabitants of this street did not know the full name of the sanitary worker, whom they honoured.

She is known as ‘Rani’ by all at Bachuari Street.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.