Good deeds never go unpraised. Bringing several such selfless souls together, Freemasons, along with Public Relations Community, felicitated them at Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Building in the city on Saturday.
There was a woman constable who breastfed and comforted an infant when the baby was briefly separated from her mother and an autorickshaw driver who chose to be honest and returned a bag with Rs 10 lakh cash to the passenger who forgot it in his vehicle.
There was no dearth of such happy tales of individuals rising to the occasion and winning the epithet of ‘Good Samaritan’ with their deeds in the city. The Lodge Keys No.297, a primary unit of Freemasonry, in association with Public Relations Council of India, Hyderabad Chapter, selected a dozen such shining examples and honoured them today.
K Priyanka, a constable who was on maternity leave rushed to Afzalgunj police station on learning about an infant who was separated from her mother. As the baby kept crying, Priyanka’s husband M Ravinder, also a constable and on duty at the police station, called and informed her about the child’s plight. Priyanka rushed to the station and breastfed the infant and offered succour to her.
Jurpala Ramesh, an autodriver, realised a passenger who disembarked his vehicle had forgotten a bag that had Rs 10 lakh. The daily wage earner decided to return the bag to the owner.
The others felicitated on the occasion of silver jubilee of Lodge Keys No.297 included auto driver Narayana who plies elderly, pregnant women and those with special needs in his vehicle without charging any fare!
Then, there was Pet Basheerbad Inspector Mahesh, who on spotting an injured kid on the road, took him to a hospital in his vehicle and even paid for the kid’s treatment.
A businessman, Ravishankar, who found a bag with Rs 6 lakh worth jewellery promptly took it to police and had it restored to the owner and a traffic constable, Brahmachary, who found a mobile phone and ensured it reached the owner, also figured on the felicitation list.
Software engineer K Rachaiah and A Janardhan were felicitated for handing over Rs 6,600 and Rs 41,000 respectively, they found on road to the police. Vemula Raju, an autodriver, was felicitated for returning a bag with Rs 37,060 to the passenger while Ramesh Kodipaka, a teacher, was honoured for provided monkey caps to his students to help them beat cold.