Bhubaneswar, August 15(LocalWire)In a departure from practice, a Safai Karmachari (sweeper) of Gunupur urban local body in Rayagada district unfurled the tricolor at the official Independence Day function held today at the sub divisional headquarters town.
The rare privilege given to Rabi Bangari, the Safai Karmachari on part of local administrative authority has won appreciative gestures from several quarters.
The stage was all set for the unfurling of national flag by the Sub Collector B. Sidheswar Baliram.
Everybody was taken for utter surprise as the senior administrative officer called Bangari to come up to the podium and performed the ceremonial ritual.
A visibly stunned Bangari was at his wit’s end and carried out the order of administrative head of the sub division to the warm applause of the gathering.
It’s a rare recognition to the safai karmacharis’ good work in maintaining the sanitation of the town.
Such an act by Sub Collector has sent the ‘dignity of labour’ message loud and clear.
The Sub Collector could not be reached despite several attempts.