BY TINAT ATIFA MASOOD
From the city after my heart, Guwahati!
It’s morning of the day after Diwali and you’re off to work. If you notice, the roads are clean, with no remnants of the previous night’s crackers or the shrivelled plantain trees or anything repulsive. Well, it doesn’t make you very surprised because that’s the way it has been. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. We mess up so that someone cleans it up. We have taken the lives and works of some people for granted!
Rewind to 4 am of the same morning and these three musketeers, Noor Ali, Aman Ali and Azhar Ali are out on their usual chore of picking up the garbage from the doorsteps of the different homes in their designated areas. They work so that our homes are clean and filth free. Who likes to even touch what others have thrown away? They do ’cause they have a home to look after. They don’t have an option, because it’s a choice they have made till they make another one; to collect the city’s garbage!
Kudos to these three ‘rainbow men’ and to countless others in the city who work tirelessly to keep the city clean.
Let’s join them and take responsibility of the city!