Nagpur: It isn’t everyday that you get a call from the chief minister of the state! And when it happens, it is no less than a wonderful surprise. The same happened with a railway officer in Nagpur, who was taken aback when Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray called him on his phone to appreciate him for all the phenomenal work he has been doing for the people affected by the lockdown. Also Read - Uddhav Thackeray a Revelation, Tweets Omar Abdullah; Sena 'Makeover' Earns Praise Amid Corona Fight
Khushroo Poacha, who is the office superintendent in the Central Railway’s commercial department in Nagpur, despatched 540 ‘grocery kits’ in a truck for farmers and their widows in Vidarbha region to help them for next 10 to 12 days amid the lockdown. Also Read - 'Like COVID-19, There is Communal Virus too...,' Uddhav's Warning to Those Spreading Misinformation
In addition to that, Poacha has also been providing raw material to community kitchens involved in preparing food for people affected by the lockdown.
“I work with the Indian Railways, but I started doing social work 20 years back by providing blood (through donors) to people in need across the country. Five years back, I started a ‘Seva Kitchen’ which feeds the needy in hospitals,” Poacha said.
There’s more! He has also helped in installing refrigerators in 21 hospitals and schools across the country, with the help of many donors.
Impressed by all these initiatives and generous social work, Thackeray called him on phone on Tuesday to appreciate his work and assured him of all assistance from the government. Poacha said the chief minister asked him to work with the government and gave best wishes to him and his family.
“I never felt that I was talking to a politician. It felt like a senior giving a pat on your back for a good job done. What else does one want,” he said.
(With Agency inputs)