“‘I am Edhi’…. For the first time someone using this sentence inspired me today.” Kamran started his Facebook post with these words. He met a rickshaw driver Abdul Salam in Karachi. Let’s hear the rest of it in his own words.
Sitting in the rickshaw he said, ‘Do you know driving rickshaw is such a noble job’.
I asked him to elaborate this.
He said ‘Well son, I don’t drive for a fare. My children are all employed and breadwinners of my house. I personally own this rickshaw, and hence every day I drive it to serve people.
Most of the time I drive people for free as well. Even at night, I change my location to far off destinations when I see someone needs help. I don’t loot students like you as well, for its my policy to serve the kids, who are the future hands of this country, and not giving them a reason to leave for abroad. And you know what? God always rewards me.
Yes, God rewards those who help others.
“Most of the time I drive people for free, Even at night!”
This encourages me to serve others to the extent that now I don’t even ask for the rate.
I believe in Abdul Sattar Edhi’s ideology, little steps invest in a large climb. Drops of water can build a sea. And this is what keeps me going on.’
Abdul Salam is a rickshaw driver from Karachi.