Sincerity pays off!! No matter in what field you are, when you work with all your heart, it will definitely be recognized. T Venkatiah, a GHMC worker who has barely taken any leaves so far in the last 16 years. All he knows is just to keep the roads in his jurisdiction spic and span.
Venkataiah has been selected amongst the three best workers by the Mission Director of Swachh Bharat mission, Ministry of Urban Development. He says, ‘I cannot sleep if the roads under my jurisdiction are not clean. This is the reason I have not taken a single leave since last sixteen years, said Venkataiah. KTR, who was impressed with the this worker’s contribution gave away a cheque of Rs 1,11,111. Later even the GHMC gave away a cheque of Rs 1,00,000/- in this recognition.
The 49-year-old contract worker of the GHMC is the only one selected from the state. Mr Venkaiah will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 6 at the launch of the Swachh Survekshan 2017 in New Delhi.
“I started work with a salary of Rs 1,200; after 16 year of service now I draw Rs 10,475. My daily job is to collect and segregate wet and dry waste. I ensure that the colonies allocated to me, like Babul Reddy Nagar, Saibaba Nagar and Mohan Reddy Nagar under Rajendranagar Circle remain clean and green without any sanitation problem,” said Mr Venkaiah, who lives in Ganganpahad village.
“One does not have to tell Venkaiah to clear the waste. Rain or thunder, he is always punctual. He in fact educates the residents about solid waste management,” said Ms Savitha Reddy of Mohan Reddy Nagar.
On August 6, the ministry of urban development will conduct a ranking of 500 cities across the country to know their sanitation status. On the same day the top three best workers will be facilitated.