In the days that have followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to scrap old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, a sense of helplessness has dawned on a lot of people. Many continue to stand in long queues in front of the nearest ATMs and banks, to withdraw the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes. The common man is definitely in distress, with no proper access to money and thus even basic necessities. Bank employees are working hard, patiently dealing with worried customers, answering all their queries, and, probably, even being subjected to their frustration sometimes.
But a bank employee in Kerala’s Malappuram district only has extreme gratitude for the people who have been flooding his workplace. In a heart touching Facebook post addressing the villagers for their support and understanding, Ramdas Kadavallur wrote why he loves his job, in spite of the exhausting past few days!
Written in Malayalam, his post was shared widely by many on Facebook.
Kadavallur began the post by writing how thankful he is to the villagers. In the ten years that he had been a bank employee, the past few days were the most exhaustive. A number of people, which included the elderly, the ill, the farmers stood in queues so they could exchange notes or withdraw money. Because there are not many banks nearby, people from about eight to ten villages too were dependent on his bank.
He wrote how he saw humanity at its best in the past few days. There were men who volunteered to help the people standing in line, while the villagers were kind enough to bring food for the bank employees because they knew they were working overtime. The bank employee said how lending a helping hand is something that gives him immense satisfaction and that he was happy as the villagers had no complaints about the bank employees’ work. He wrote that he had heartfelt love for all.
He wrote how his responsibilities towards the people, were unaffected by the government’s decision, and that he will strive to do his best for them, no matter what. He emphasised how grateful he was to his staff too who worked hard into wee hours of the night, and appreciated their sincerity, because of which the villagers trust and love their services.
In hard times like these, this man’s Facebook post comes as a whiff of hope to breathe in. Let us know what you think of his beautiful letter in the comments section below.