Amidst the national lockdown, many migrant workers have been unable to return home. As most of them are daily wage earners, they have also been facing a scarcity of funds and food. Which is why, people are coming forward to help them in any manner they can.
According to News18, 54 labourers from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar were given shelter at two schools (Shaheed Sitaram Kumawat and Seth KL Tambi Government Higher Secondary) in Palsana, Sikar (Rajasthan). While in quarantine, locals in the area took care of them and gave them food.
To repay their kindness, the workers painted the school walls that hadn’t been whitewashed in 9 years and didn’t charge for their services.
Migrant labor were kept in #corona #quarantine in a school in #Sikar, the school hadn't seen a fresh coat of paint in decades, they offered to help, they painted the entire school, this was their way of giving back to the society, the school; this is inspiring, really inspiring ! pic.twitter.com/XRaU0Xdp1j
— Ramandeep Singh Mann (@ramanmann1974) April 22, 2020
Times Now News reports that when they spoke to Sarpanch Roop Singh Shekhawat about their idea, he obtained the necessary permissions, and the teachers contributed money to buy paints, brushes, etc. The Sarpanch was quoted saying,
“The entire village is overwhelmed by their behaviour. All these people are perfectly healthy and their quarantine time is also over. It is joyful to see the constructive work done by the workers who have used the quarantine period beautifully.”
Twitter lauded their heartwarming gesture and called them COVID-warriors.
Nowsadays, the people are coming in different forms of Corona Warrior. Whoever doing their contribution are best remembered and respected over the society
— Rachit Maheshwari (@RachitNawal) April 22, 2020
Hope someone clicks the photo again when children come back to school one day, and feel surprised. How lovely be that reaction be!
— Sonia Minocha/সোনিয়া/ಸೋನಿಯಾ/சோனியா/सोनिया (@SoniaMinochka) April 22, 2020
— Sanjay Dhoundiyal (@sanjaydhoundiy1) April 22, 2020
The gesture is absolutely great, full of gratitude and humanity. Standing ovation from my side!!!
— Nirmal Sahijwani (@SahijwaniNirmal) April 22, 2020
So beautiful hearts these poor beautiful people have!!!
— Dr Jitendra Sharma (@Jitendr18995686) April 22, 2020
Well done 👍 👍👍. Time best utilised…
— Krishna rawat (@singhkrishnara1) April 22, 2020
Between all the deaths, uncertainty and negativity, it is great to see people helping other people without expecting anything in return. Kudos!