At first glance, it looks like a car that’s all decked up for a wedding. Then, there’s the orange beacon over it. It gets even more curious when you see a man in crisp white chauffeur’s uniform climb into the back of the car, the door held for him.
Before you start thinking about VIPs misusing their official vehicles, this story is anything but that.
It was Digambar Thak’s last day at work and his boss G Sreekanth, the collector of Akola in Maharashtra, decided to give him a rather unusual and memorable parting gift. He drove his chauffeur to work on the last day of his job, ahead of a farewell ceremony in the office.
Digambar Thak, 58, has driven 18 collectors of the district.
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 – said Mr Sreekanth.
An image of the collector driving Thak to office was posted on Maharashtra Information Centre’s official Twitter handle.
Akola Collector G Sreekanth gave Great farewell to his driver Digambar Thak on his retirement day by driving himself.Thak was seated on back pic.twitter.com/WalWzpDXXe
— MAHA INFO CENTRE (@micnewdelhi) November 4, 2016
Soon after, a lot of appreciation poured in for Sreekanth whose small yet powerful gesture had given a lifetime memory to Thak.