From time immemorial, we have seen a stratification of the society into layers. This has led to the major bifurcation of the famously known sects and sectors in society. However, some of these sects of vast importance have been forgotten and been pushed around to the sides of lonely bushes. One of them is – the class of vehicle drivers.
Imagine a day without any kind of driver. Our lives would just remain stagnant in their absence. Now try visualising a moment where we have eagerly been waiting for a delivery of some home décor and furniture products to furnish our new homes or a shipment of a brand new vehicle from a far-off location. Do we have the slightest patience in bearing the brunt of a shipment delay? No. Obviously not. It’s sad they haven’t been credited enough for their impeccable deeds, but it’s our very own tempowalas who play a major role in ensuring coherent and systematic dispatch of the necessary goods. Their service indirectly elevates the urbanisation of the country.
This illuminating session was held at UDAN Logisure, Jaipur, in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi Hospital on the 17th of February 2015. The interactive blood group testing camp was led by an enlightening vocal session by Professor M.G Kholiya. It was and is surprising to know that most drivers, even after 40 years and beyond of career experience in the field of road-vehicle service, were unaware of their own blood groups. After the camp, the drivers were educated with the knowledge of blood groups, especially in the times of danger such as grave road accidents. A thought-provoking message on first aid and its practices was highlighted along with guidance on several other road safety rules and measures. The session has tried its level best to inculcate the paramount gravity of healthy medical records with necessary medical details and also tried to engender a sense of self-importance and safety in them.
The best way to recognise and respect our tempowalas would be to take into account their social elevation by introducing skilled and tutored recreation. It’s time we take a step to uphold virtuous activities to signify and honour the classes of drivers for leading a risky and hard-working professional life for the betterment of society. The blood group testing camp was a righteous paragon. UDAN is coming up with many more of these activities as a token of privilege to uplift our dear tempowalas.