After the outbreak of Covid 19 this year, lock down was imposed across the nation. While most of us stayed home, stayed safe; many were out there in the line of duty.
We named them Corona Warriors. On top of the list, were the ilk of doctors, nurses, ward boys, pathologists and pharmacists. Then came the policemen, the sanitary workers, the essential service providers: milk, vegetables, grocery, utilities, IT, banking. The social workers also joined the troop, as they fed the millions of migrant workers. This list evolved as the journey of corona virus and lock down progressed.
But there are a few unsung heroes who did not find any mention in the applause and thanksgiving. The one, who made sure we got the refills of our cooking gas; while we were busy honing our culinary skills – The LPG Deliverymen!
Around 1 lakh delivery men across the nation, worked selflessly on the front line to maintain the uninterrupted supply of cooking gas.
Let’s meet one of them.
Vikrant, 33, is based out of Nagpur. He and his brethren are the last, but the most important link in the LPG supply chain. On an average, Vikrant delivers 50 cylinders to different households every day. There have been tough times too during peak-demand periods, when he pushes himself hard to cross the century mark.
With every delivery, he ensures that the customer is safe, as he meticulously conducts the pre-delivery checks, to ensure the equipment is sound and leak proof. But at the same time, with every household he serves, he is increasing risk of his exposure to the virus. Despite being equipped with all the possible armour: Mask, Gloves, Face Shield and Sanitizer; he is still a worried father before returning home everyday to his lovely daughters Aarohi & Bhargavi .
“stay home and break the chain” certainly does not apply to this link of the supply chain.
Because, he is The LPG delivery man! The unsung Corona Warrior! The one who kept the blue flame burning…..