Our social media feeds are filled with news of bribery, crime and violence. But amidst it all, there are also glimmers of hope and positivity. Incidents that restore our faith in humanity and selflessness. For instance, the video of Shraddha Shukla, a cop in Madhya Pradesh who gifted new clothes and shoes to a destitute woman in her district. And police official Sunil Sandhu, who educated road users on a helpful provision of the Motor Vehicles Act.
Twitter user @AkshayVandure1 shared a video of a traffic cop who used a spade to clear a waterlogged road. He single-handedly got rainwater to flow into a drain by the side of the road.
ಇಂತಾ ಪೊಲೀಸರು ನಮ್ಮ ಸಮಾಜಕ್ಕೆ ಆದರ್ಶ, ಇಂತವರಿಗೆ ಸೆಲ್ಯೂಟು ಹೊಡಿಲೇಬೇಕು.🙏 pic.twitter.com/ITwr6jtOwt
— ಅಕ್ಷಯ್ अक्षय Akki (@AkshayVandure1) September 26, 2019
According to NDTV, the video is from Karnataka and has amassed over 40,000 views and 400 retweets. It has received praise from Bengaluru City Commissioner of Police, IPS officers and residents of the state.
While many people applauded the cop’s efforts and urged the authorities to bestow him with an award, there were many saying that the incident displayed the inefficiency and lazy attitude of the municipal workers who were actually responsible for cleaning the road.
Not a cop's job. Yet he did it. Cops come in all hues and colours…good, bad, ugly.
When they go extra mile let's acknowledge. Doesn't mean that people stop questioning them when they go wrong. Both required. https://t.co/qNulsEu6KW
— D Roopa IPS (@D_Roopa_IPS) September 26, 2019
My boys do all things to ensure your wheels are moving, am at terrible loss when these same boys loose their cool..
— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) September 26, 2019
For all the things we say about them… When it comes to deliver they really do…👍🏻
— paul thomas (@paul270780) September 26, 2019
Hard to find such service devotion now a days 🙏🇮🇳
— अमा इनामदार 💕 (@amainamdar) September 26, 2019
Not at all happy. What the Hell is BBMP doing? Why don't they do this job. I have seen many traffic constable doing this type of work. BBMP is responsible and should be fixed now!!!
— Bharath (@cbharathin) September 27, 2019
Great but not great, traffic police should not do these kind of jobs, designated department has to do it's duty rather than over burdening the traffic police
— Madla (@m_abhijith) September 26, 2019
Ordinary man doing extrordinary work as usual..
— brijesh (@shettybhai) September 26, 2019
We hope that the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) takes notice of this and deploys personnel to clean other waterlogged roads in the state.