Most people will complain about filth in public spaces but only few will do something about it. This is why a man who cleaned the floor of a Delhi Metro coach after his co-passenger's food spilled on the floor is winning praise online.
Just a day ago, a LinkedIn user Divya Basavaraju shared an account of the incident on social media, attributing it to a person named Shubham Verma. It had photos of a metro passenger busy cleaning the floor.
Verma, it turns out, had posted about the incident on Facebook in 2017. According to his version, the man in the pictures had dropped his tiffin, spilling its contents on the floor.
But instead of expecting the metro staff to clean it later, he tore out a page from a notebook he was carrying and used it and a handkerchief to clean the floor.
Verma identified the man as Pranchal Dubey. "The nation doesn't need to spend crores on seminars for Swachh Bharat, it just needs youngsters like you," Verma wrote.
Dubey's account of the incident was different. He wrote below Basavaraju's post that he had accidentally hit his co-passenger's hand while he was eating from his tiffin box, resulting in the spillage.
"That's why I was collecting it," he said. "But people took it other way round."Nevertheless, he is being praised by everyone. The Centre's citizen engagement platform, MyGovIndia, also took note of him.
Here's a citizen who walks the talk of #Swachhata
Pranjal Dubey showed the true meaning of #JanBhagidari by picking up the food spilled on the floor by a co-passenger & wiping the floor with his handkerchief
Let's draw inspiration & pledge to keep clean pic.twitter.com/MZXIUdUW4a— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) August 11, 2022