At a time when panic was the state all across the country amidst the
Corona Virus outbreak, when the news was full of worrying statistics,
social distancing became the buzzword and suddenly lockdowns were the
new norms, there was so many people stranded not knowing what to do.
This included some of our employees who live alone - far from their
homes and stuck at their base locations. For those, we found a bright
light in the acts of kindness from our AL family members
Sayre, from our Parts team, was struggling since the 20th of March due
to the unexpected market closer at Jaipur. He relied on outside food
until then and with the markets closed, he was stuck. The closest
market that was functional was about 15km from where he was put up.
However, that too was out of bounds since there was no conveyance to
For three days he was stuck inside the confines of
him home with little or nothing to eat. The lockdown was announced on
the 23rd and this further added to his woes. He panicked and the only
thing on his mind was to get back to his hometown – Nagpur.
reached out to ALTD and booked his tickets for the 23rd since the
airlines too were shutting down their operations. He packed quickly
and tried to get a cab to reach the airport. By now, the cab service
providers too had scaled down their operations and cabs were few and
scarce. He tried asking his landlord to help him, but no one wanted to
risk going out, out of fear of contracting the virus. Panic set in as
thoughts of him missing his flight loomed large and without food he
was totally stuck.
All of a sudden, it struck him that he could
share his situation on his official WhatsApp group.
picked up the message and decided to step up and help Ninad. He called
Ninad immediately and quickly took stock of the situation. He took
some food, masks, and sanitizer along with him for Ninad and had to
travel a distance of 15kms on his Scooty to reach Ninad’s
Ninad was overwhelmed by Pawan’s gesture of carrying
food and supplies. He hadn’t eaten a proper meal in three days. The
next journey was to get to the airport that was 10kms away. The local
police stopped them three time to clarify why they were out from their
homes, but Pawan handle them with great presence of mind. He looked at
Ninad as a younger brother ensured that he reached the airport on time
Pawan travelled 45-50km to help his colleague in
this tough situation where nobody was allowed to come out from their
home ,where nobody was willing to come forward to help another because
of pandemic situation. Pawan braved all odds and showed his large
Pawan truly has shown that kindness and empathy
still exist and is a shining example of both!
Pawan Yadav is part of our ALSE AO-Jodhpur.
Aapki Jeet. Hamari Jeet.