A few months ago, a Delhi resident, Shivani Gairola, wrote the harrowing journey that her cousin sister had to take every day to her college. And considering how dire the situation was, she urged Delhi police, Arvind Kejriwal, Nitin Gadkari and Maneka Gandhi to take immediate action to make Route 544 safe again. However, since there are always two sides of a coin, another Delhi girl has shown the brighter side of the city.
In a Facebook post, Neha Das talked about the night she was returning for her job and she met a auto driver who was too good to exist. She said,
“Yesterday was just another day in office. Finished work just in time to leave a little before 12am. Delhi winters are here, the streets are mostly empty. While I waited for an auto outside office, this gentleman stopped. On asking the fare, he said ‘Madam mein khuch nehi leta ladkiyon se itni raat ko. Unko thik se ghar pauchana zyada zaroori hein.'”
Neha was as shocked as you are right now reading what the auto driver had said. But according to her, he was a man of his word. She said,
“He told me not to pay anything, getting me home safely was his priority. Tried giving some extra money which he obviously didn’t take! Reached home and asked if I could take a pic, he gave me a warm smile. Thank God for such nice, genuine people. His name is Praveen Ranjan and I’m so glad to have met him!”
Kindness is still appreciated by the world and hence this post went viral. And people thanked Praveen Ranjan for existing.
1. We all need these stories to survive.
2. Amen to that.
3. We should be very thankful for that.
4. They deserve it.
5. It always has and always will.
6. Indeed, he is.
7. A huge round of applause for Praveen.
There is a large section of the male gender who are hiding behind the excuse of #NotAllMen. And then there are men like Praveen who are understanding the damage inflicted upon women by our patriarchal society, and are trying to right those wrongs. Be more like Praveen.