As the saying goes, if you want to judge a man, then you should observe how he treats his subordinates. The idea is that a man’s character is not defined by how much power he holds but by the compassion in his heart towards those powerless.
In a heartwarming gesture that proves the above saying, the District Collector of Akola in Maharashtra, G. Sreekanth, donned the chauffeur’s cap to ferry his driver to the office on his last day of work.
Akola Collector G Sreekanth gave Great farewell to his driver Digambar Thak on his retirement day by driving himself.Thak was seated on back pic.twitter.com/WalWzpDXXe
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Digambar Thak, 58, has driven 18 collectors of Akola district over the past 30 years. As a gesture of appreciation for his service, he was offered the back seat in the collector’s car when his boss took over the wheel as they drove to work together for the last time.
A picture of this innovative farewell was posted on Twitter by the portal MAHA INFO CENTRE, in which Thak can be seen sitting in the back seat of a decorated car wearing his starched white uniform, while Sreekanth is in the driver’s seat. The Twitterati liked and retweeted the picture several times in appreciation of Sreekanth’s thoughtful gesture.
Sreekanth also organised a farewell ceremony for Thak in the office.
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Sreekanth was quoted in a report by NDTV: “For close to 35 years, he’s helped the state with his service, ensuring that collectors get to their workplace safely, day after day. I wanted to make this a day to remember for him and also to say thank you for what he’s done.”
Know more about him here.