Tahsildar of the taluk, Ganapati Shastri, became a role model for other officials who normally believe in keeping distance from physical work and cultivate a sense of superiority complex over the common people.
Heavy rain which lashed Banjarumale area in this taluk during last Friday had resulted in flood which washed away an old bridge at Banjarumale. With the help of locals and journalists, a temporary bridge was built there by using wood on Wednesday. This bridge was used to transport provisions and other things needed by 46 families living on the other side of this bridge on Thursday August 15.
Tahsildar of the taluk, Ganapati Shastri, who supervised distribution of food and other items, himself carried bagful of rice on his head to the other side of the bridge.
16 kinds of items including rice, dal, and oil were distributed among the affected families of Banjarumale on this occasion. The tahsildar not only inspired others to work for the people in distress but he himself got involved with it out of humanitarian concern.
During the worst flood witnessed by the taluk last week, Shastri had got into the act himself and had joined hands with others in saving people facing danger. During the recent Lok Sabha election, he had carried electronic voting machines on his head when placing them in the strong room.
The tahsildar’s humanitarian concern has been praised by people in social media which have been agog with reports about his working style.