Gratitude should be an Attitude

Migrant labourers from the states of Madhya Pradesh,  Uttar Pradesh and Haryana working in the local units in Rajasthan unable to move to the hometown amid lockdown. The Panchayat secretary asked them to complete the quarantine for 14 days in the school. As requested by the Panchayat, around 54 daily wage earners sheltered in two Government School at Palsana village in Sikhar district, Rajasthan. Migrant labourers treated as Guest with good food and adequate medical assistance were arranged by the village panchayat.

Labourers were surprised by their hospitality of the villagers and in order to show their gratitude to them.  They found the government school had not been painted for a decade, was in bad shape with chirped walls and uncleaned atmosphere.  They want to do something in return for the village who cared for them with unconditional hospitality during the crisis of lockdown when they were emotionally shattered for their loss of livelihood.

Beautification of campus:  To provide something in return to the village,  they offered to deploy their skills for the campus beautification.  Villagers, Teachers, School alumni and Panchayat staff arranged financial support through fundraising with the amount of 1.15 lakh INR.  Buckets of paints, brushes, polish and tools bought through the funds.  The workers involved in the process of beautification such as paint and repair the building, clean up the compound and plant saplings.  It was a labour of love in the midst of lockdown which overwhelmed the villagers.  Gratitude arises from the workers and empathetic sense of villagers were natural here and it taught a big lesson in our tough times.