29th August was a day which Mumbai will not forget so easily, Mumbai faced its heaviest rainfall and waterlogging problem since 2005. While some may call it as nature’s fury it wasn’t totally, it was also a combined result of a poor drainage system due to plastic disposal and apathetic attitude of the BMC authorities who flung to action only when the real problem started.
Amidst all these, once again it was the humanity that won. Thousands of stories surfaced where random strangers offered help to the people, in form of shelter, food, lift or any other help.
Shikha Chawla, a Mumbaikar, was stranded in the rain after she left her office at 3:00 PM. After some time she was finally able to find a cab that would drop her home.Unlike most of the stories that we listen about the apathetic attitude and bad behaviour of cab drivers this one is about a cab driver who behaved like a hero.He was escorting Shikha for 6 hours! and amid all the chaos and rainfall ensured that she reaches home safely.Now Shikha is looking for paying him back by searching a job for him and the post has received good response from the people.
You can also help her in getting a job for Manoj.
Here is the post that she shared :
“29th August 2017 is a day that I’ll never forget, for some not-so-great but majorly great reasons.I left from my workplace at around 2:45 pm, got drenched in the rain, searched for an Auto, tried booking Ola/Uber (trains weren’t working anyway). By 3 pm, a cab driver who already had someone sitting in the front seat, stopped, probably felt sorry for me and agreed to drop me home.
On talking to him, I realized that he stayed around Bandra and was in the area to run a personal errand and the young man seated in the front seat was a relative. What started at 3 pm was a journey that continued for a good 5-6 hours! We were slowed down by signals that refused to turn green, highways and service roads that seemed unapproachable, traffic that moved at a glacial pace and knee-deep water that had all the potential to damage his vehicle.
Not once did this man, flip, complain or ask me to walk my way to the destination. I kept receiving calls from loved ones and everyone else who’d seen my previous status update. He watched me answer the calls and said, “Madam, gharwalo ko bata do aap theek thaak pohoch jaoge. Main aapko kaise bhi ghar chodke rahunga. Ab gaadi main sabse surakshit ho.” He lived upto his word, braved the hurdles on the way and dropped me till Andheri by 8:30 pm at the cost of ruining his vehicle and being stuck on his way back home.
I wish I could have paid the driver more than I did or express my gratitude in some way. Hence, I’m resorting to social media to try my luck. During the journey he talked to me about how his relative seated in front has come from the village and is looking for a job. The guy is in his early 20s and was a computer teacher in his village. He is seeking a job in the city as a computer operator. His name is Manoj Kumar and his contact number is: 9682829212. Expected salary is Rs 10k+.
They probably don’t know/remember my name but I did assure him that he will receive a call whenever anything comes up. If you know of anyone/any organization that needs a computer operator, please reach out to him. And in case you don’t, please share this status with the people in your friend list 🙂 Any kind of reference will be appreciated.”
People are touched by the gesture of the cab driver and are trying to arrange some help for him.They have also uploaded his mark sheet for ease in hiring.
You can also try contacting him at the number or by tagging someone you know who could help. 🙂
Here is the post by Shikha