There have been innumerable reported incidents of people in power misusing their authority over the less privileged – subordinates, drivers, workers etc. But in what can be called a trendsetter, district collector of Akola in Maharashtra G Sreekanth gave a parting gift to his driver that he may never forget in this lifetime. Reversing the roles, he drove the 58-year-old Digambar Thak to office on his retirement day just ahead of his farewell celebration.
In the photo, Thak could be seen wearing his white uniform and sitting on the back seat of the car while collector Sreekanth was behind the steering. Reportedly, he held the door for his driver as well. This moment must have been a memorable one for him.
Apparently, Thak has chauffeured 18 collectors around the town in his career as a driver and November 4 is reportedly his last day.
On the thought behind this beautiful gesture, Sreekanth said that this was his way of saying thanks to the man who has made sure all the collectors reached safe to the workplace.
“For close to 35 years, he’s helped the state with his service, ensuring that collectors get to their workplace safely, day after day. I wanted to make this a day to remember for him and also to say thank you for what he’s done,” Sreekanth told NDTV.