YD News| farmer book flight tickets
A ray of hope
In a hard time of Corona pandemic lots of tragic stories of labourers and poor peoples who are walking back to their native village, are coming out. These jobless and penniless migrant workers being forced to walk hundreds of kilometers. And all in soaring heat in a desperate bid to return home.
But between these sad stories, hope has emerged from Delhi village.
“The farmer paid Rs 70000 for air tickets to send their workers back to home”
As per the reports, a farmer named Pappan Singh has paid Rs 70000 for air tickets for his 10 workers. The farmer who does farming of mushroom at his Tigipur village in the Delhi. He has paid Rs 70,000 for air tickets to send 10 of his workers(all migrants from Bihar) back home.
It has also come into the knowledge that he has also been feeding and sheltering them, for nearly two months now.
For Lakhwinder Ram, who has worked with Pappan Singh for so many years, this means a lot. This means he is a lucky one and doesn’t fall in the line with thousands of fellow laboures. The fellow laboures, those are facing lots of problems returning back to their home. He can now surely return to his family with his health and dignity intact, unlike thousands of fellow labourers.
For Lakhwinder, this is his first flight ever.
Lakhinder Ram, who will travel with his son, said. “I never imagined in my life that I will be traveling on a plane. I really don’t have words to express my happiness. But on the same front, I am also nervous about the journey. As I don’t know what I have to do when we reach the airport tomorrow,”
Pappan Singh told a national news channel that “I thought I wouldn’t be able to forgive myself if something happened to them on the way. That is why I thought that the plane could send them home safely. They are like my own people,”
The plane which will be carrying Pappan Singh’s employees will leave Delhi airport at 6 am on Thursday. All the workers have been finished with the formality of air travel. And all have been screened for the coronavirus and have the medical certificates necessary for travel.
“The farmer earns around Rs 12 lakh per year with the help of these labourers”
The farmer, Pappan Singh has a good reason to consider them part of his family. As he earns up to Rs 12 lakh per year from his mushroom farms with the help of these labourers.
“Farmer books flight tickets instead of the train”
All the workers were initially registered on the Shramik special trains being run by the Railways. But looking at the soaring summer temperatures. And when a brutal heatwave has struck parts of north India, the good farmer opted to send his employees home by air travel.
And not only this, according to Suneet Singh, Pappan’s brother a bus has also been booked in Patna. The Bus will take the 10 migrants from the airport in Patna to their village in Saharsa district.
This Tigipur village in Delhi is home to over 1,000 migrant workers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
This man is getting attention, as reports came out of that farmer book flight tickets for their workers.
People like Pappan Singh, are rays of hope for all people, those are losing their patience and trust in the time of the corona pandemic.
With input from PTI