"My National Flag flies in my heart and I will bring glory to my Nation." - Guru Kalam

Inspiring Indians

This Madurai porter helps lifting others’ worldly weights too

By Deepika Ravindran | FEB 2016

Ronald Reagan once said: “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” And Sundar, a porter at Madurai Railway Station, lives as an example of these lines. A father of three children and the only working member in his family, he says: “One need not be rich to help others, they just need the heart to help.”

Whenever he finds a hungry person seeking help, he gets them something to eat and even gives them clothes if needed. At times, in the railway station, if a family has lost their purse with tickets and do not know what to do, he gets them a ticket and gives them some money for their journey.

When he does not have enough money, he gets help of his fellow porters and together they share money to help such families. Sometimes when such families need more help beyond something they could do, he hires an auto for them and directs them to a trust, nearby where they could get more help.

Sundar is a follower of Guru Kalam and becomes more enthusiastic when he hears the ex-President’s name. In his locality he helps a few needy children with notebooks and pens.

When it comes to specially-abled people, he says he has more respect for them and whenever he comes across someone in need of help, he makes sure he does all things possible.

When a family in his area needed help, after the demise of its head, Sundar along with many others, collected money and helped the family. He brings smiles on many faces, doing the best possible and leads a beautiful life.

As Mandy Hale says: “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others,” Sundar is a perfect example.

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