Let s learn and emulate these unsung heroes as well..In the recent past, I was pleasantly surprised to see a servant maid telling small stories to two children who were just three and four years old. The children were from two different families but lived in the same apartment complex. The houseowners were so happy that this lady, who had actually passed the 12th examination, but deserted by her husband, was literally a family member in their householders.
She would do all work and had the highest integrity. Though she worked part time, on many days, she would stay back and take care of the elders in the family. She would even go to the nearest supermarket and purchase all groceries for the family. People like her are indeed very rare in this world. Since her children were grown up and she also had her sister to support, she was able to somehow move into a one room accommodation in a distant suburb of Chennai, but connected by buses. The houseowners had sponsored the monthly bus pass, so that she can freely move around.
She is one of our unsung heroes and heroines. They need to be respected. Their values are too good for children to learn from. We still have so many honest people like her. They are poor only due to circumstances. It is also gratifying to note that there is some support for the education of her children, thanks to some monetary help from people she worked for. She is confident of educating her boy as an engineer and her daughter as an accountant. We indeed need to recognise and help such unsung heroes and heroines.