Getting happiness through selfless service

This is an instance that I came across on NSS IIT Delhi facebook page. Shamelessly copying it, as-is.

Mr Ramprasad

Name : Mr. Ramprasad B M
Age :64 years
Work History : served Mico ( now Bosch) company for 39 years , was the assistant finance manager in the finance department of the company. Now retired from job.

CURRENTLY : You will find him controlling and managing traffic at the 5th main cross road of the AREKERE LAYOUT near Bannergatta Road Bangalore.

He does this every day from morning 6 am to 10 am and evening 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm.
He is not employed as a traffice police officer by the goverment. He does this as a voluntary service to society last 5 years. He does this work every day without fail in all seasons for the society. He lives in 9th cross main road but he come from there every day morning to control the traffic and avoid jam.

We are happy and grateful for the service he does to the society – selflessly, without getting paid that too for last 5 years with a discipline of managing traffic everyday from 6 am. He stands constantly everyday and breathes the dust and pollution.
When we asked him ” dont your legs pain? dont you feel exhausted and thirsty after constantly blowing the whistle? dont you get bored of doing this again and again everyday and that too for free ( i mean you are not even paid for it plus the people hardly bother to thank you for your service to the society). ?

He replied i do it because someone has to do it. My legs do pain, I do get breathing problem but if i don’t do then here it would be a huge traffic jam and road block. People wont reach office on time. I have done this last 5 years and no one cared. I can continue doing it till i am alive without bothering for people to care for my service. I hope the crossroad finds someone after me to manage the traffice.”

We see a lot of people everyday – who work selflessly towards society and we salute them for their dedicated service

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What did you contribute to the society today?