We often blame the people in power for the existing issues in our country. But how often do we ourselves come forward to do the needful? Rarely, isn't it? We are always up for a debate and a step ahead in blaming our government for every single reason, but do we perform our bit as a citizen? Bitter but true: Most of us don't!
We want clean roads, but would throw garbage on streets, beaches etc. That's the double standards we live with. However, a recent news is just winning our hearts and inspiring us to do what we have been shying away all our lives.
A collector of Akola district of Maharastra paid a surprise visit to the Public Works Department (PWD) office of Akola. Astik Kumar Pandey, the collector found out that the walls of the office were spray painted by spitting Gutkha. And what he did next was totally unexpected.
He called the staff to bring him a bucket of water and a piece of cloth. He then himself wiped off the stains of Paan and Gutkha from the walls. Shamed by this, the staff assured him that they will clean up the walls. After getting the assurance, the collector stopped cleaning.
A local TV Channel aired the footage of the same.
Pandey did not stop after wiping the walls. He then inspected other departments. He spotted cobwebs in one corner, so he picked up the broom to remove them.
This isn't the only time that Pandey has taken up the cleanliness drive. He has previously also been into cleanliness drives where he himself got into the dirt to clean the river.
The staff in the office must have learnt some life lessons after this incidence. And so should we!
Why wait for others to bring a change, when we can be the change makers.?