For 35-year-old auto-rickshaw driver Mohammad Ansari,who had handed over a briefcase containing diamonds worth 20 lakh to police,it was an unforgettable moment when he received Dharti Ratna Award from Governor Kamla Beniwal on Sunday evening.
Ansari,a resident of Gomtipur area,still remembers the day when a passenger came out of the Kalupur railway station and hired his rickshaw. He said when the passenger put his briefcase in the vehicle,Ansari thought he had taken his seat and drove away the auto.
After driving for nearly three kilometers,when Ansari realised the passenger was not in the auto and spotted the briefcase. He immediately went back but couldnt find the owner of the briefcase. He later he handed over it to the Kalupur police.
Ansari was among 15 unsung heroes who were felicitated by the Governor at a function organised by Ashirvad Education Trust.
We want to felicitate these heroes and bring them to the fore so that society becomes better. Earlier,we awarded people who were helping society in some way or the other. This time we have picked up people who have dedicated their entire life to the welfare of society, said an organiser.
Among the 15 was Khichdiwala Kaka from Surendranagar,who provides food to patients and their relatives in the C J Hospital. He also provides tiffin food to the poor and feeds animals and birds.