The footsteps of two common steps in the corridor of special people also have their own identity.Postman Ram Sharan is also one such person, who made his presence meaningful among special people in a very common way for 21 years.Prime Minister and Minister changed in two decades, new faces of MPs also kept coming, but if the country's largest Panchayat i.e. Parliament House did not change, then a common man 'Postman Ram Sharan'.He is retiring today.
Ram Sharan kept distributing letters tirelessly away from majority-minority and party politics.During this time, Ram Sharan may not have got the opportunity to have a photograph or direct interaction with any honorable, but he considers it his great fortune to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the lift outside the Central Hall sometime back.Ram Sharan, who won the hearts of all the parliamentary staff with his behavior, distributed his last post in Parliament on Friday.Had Janmashtami not been there, Monday would have been his last working day, he would retire on Tuesday.He is happy that life has made him feel special for years despite being ordinary.At the same time, it is also a matter of regret that he did not get a promotion even once in his 41 years of service.Ram Sharan, a father of seven married children, is now planning to become a member of the retired postman union.
Ram Sharan, a resident of Neemka village of Faridabad, was given the duty of Parliament House in the year 2000.Actually, no postman there wanted to get his duty done.The maze-like corridors of Parliament and similar-looking rooms and doors were confusing.Ram Sharan was also confused in the initial days, but soon the whole map was imprinted in his mind.
Used to bring mail in three bags of 50-50 kg
On the change with the times, 60-year-old Ram Sharan said, "In the initial days, Monday used to be the busiest day.There were three bags of mail every Monday.In this each one weighed 50 kilograms, their post had to be distributed.As the e-age of communication entered, letters were replaced by emails and the weight of bags also decreased.He said, he would reach Gol Post Office at 10 am from his home in Faridabad and after sorting mail for one and a half hours, he would cycle one kilometer to Parliament House.After getting injured in an accident in the year 2011, for the last 10 years, he used to take autos from Gol Post Office to Parliament House Library by paying out of pocket rent and go back to the office in the evening.
be also in railway mail service
Ram Sharan worked in the Railway Mail Service from 1981 to 1989.In the year 1989, India Post had put out a notice for the vacancies of Postman.At the same time, after passing the examination, Ram Sharan became a postman.
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