This is Rajan, 45 years old. He is married and has two small children. He is working as a parking fees collector for the last 3 years with the GCDA and getting a salary of Rs.3000($60) per month. His wife is also working and getting a salary of Rs3ooo.
They are staying in a rented house and paying Rs1300 towards rent. His youngest son is in the UKG and the eldest son is in the 2nd standard. After paying the school fees, bus charges and electricity bill they have very little money to meet the day to day living expenses. They live very frugally. Their main aim is to educate their children well so that the children can have a better life.They want their children to become graduate engineers.
He has a keen sense of duty and loyal to his organization. He works from 7AM to 7PM -- a tiring 12 hours for the paltry salary. He looks famished. He told me that he was treated rudely by the car owners who come there to park their vehicles. He was hungry for a friendly gesture. When I started talking to him he became very excited and talkative. It looked as though he had not talked to a friendly stranger for many years. He was extremely happy to be photographed. He even promised to get me a free pass for the forthcoming International Cricket match.
It was an eye opener for me. For a little bit love, affection, attention and friendliness he was prepared to go to any extent to please me.
WITH LOVE, PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES!