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BANK EMPLOYEE WORSHIP GANDHI STATUE SINCE 22 YEARS

 BANK EMPLOYEE WORSHIP GANDHI STATUE SINCE 22 YEARS

jajpurJAJPUR, 2.10.2016 (By Akshya Rout) -Emotionally upset by the neglect of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi Chhack at Jajpur Town a bank employee took upon himself the task of cleaning it every day 22 years ago and he has been doing this work without any break. Come 9 am every day, the man, clad in white pant and shirt, would  arrive at the Gandhi Chhack to clean the statue. After cleaning the  bust size statue of Gandhiji, he garlands it. Noted social  worker of Jajpur   town Dr Suresh Chandra dalai said he took up the task 22years ago after watching the poor maintenance of the statue. “The statue was being cleaned only on the occasion of Independence Day  and Gandhi Jayanthi Day. Being a patriot, I tried to take up the  matter with officials. But no one bothered to respond for which I decided to clean it”, said Nisith. “I had decided to clean the statue daily and garland the same till my last breath without any break ,” he said. He said he did it for his own satisfaction and out of respect for the Father of the Nation. Nisith was awarded “Gandhi Puroskar “ on the Independence Day by the district collector Anil Kumar Samal for his noble work. For him October 2 – the birth anniversary of Gandhi is a festive day. On this day, every year, Nisith organises special function and many from different castes and religions join him to participate in the worshiping of Gandhiji. Intellectuals of the town, the elites, politicians, students and educationists enthusiastically participate in the occasion every year. He also organizes debate competition for the children, seminar, painting competition and a number of cultural programmes on the  occasion.Nisith has never collected any donation to organise the event despite
facing financial constraints. . Nisith criticized the present politicians for not following Gandhian philosophy. He quoted what Winston Churchill stated in British parliament while opposing India ‘ freedom . “Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all leaders will be of low caliber and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and India and Pakistan will be lost in political squabbles. A day would come when even air and water would be taxed”. Attachments area

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