MOVED BY TODDLER’S DEATH, THIS 12-YEAR-OLD HYDERABAD BOY FILLS POTHOLES ON THE ROAD 

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Ravi Teja was shattered after the recent accident in which a six-month old fell into a borewell because of the bad condition of roads. “Recently a family travelling on bike fell on road due to pothole. Don’t want anyone to die this way, will continue filling potholes,” he said.

The road to development has never been easy, and in case you are in India, you might find a couple of potholes every now and then even. According to ANI, after a toddler’s death in Telangana’s Hyderabad due to badly maintained roads and potholes, a 12-year-old decided to take it upon himself to bring about change. Unlike how almost all of us go on a rant against the system, the government, the municipal administration, etc., this boy decided to take a basket full of stones and fill the potholes to stop such mishaps from happening in the future.

Ravi Teja was shattered after the recent accident in which a six-month old fell into a borewell because of the bad condition of the roads. “Recently a family travelling on bike fell on road due to pothole. Don’t want anyone to die this way, will continue filling potholes,” Teja was quoted saying by ANI. According to a report by the New Indian Express, Teja, who completed fifth class in school, was seen working at the Habsiguda main road, unperturbed by the traffic or pollution.

Earlier, many have taken to the streets in their efforts to send across a message to the officials about the badly maintained roads.
In 2016, people conducted a ‘pothole pooja‘ in Bengaluru’s HSR Layout area to bring the increasing number of potholes in the attention of the officials. In 2015, a visual artist created a huge, life-size crocodile on the Sulthanpalya Main Road pothole in north Bengaluru in an attempt to get the administration to ensure the roads are maintained for people’s safety.

The  12-year-old boy in Hyderabad, taking an initiative to “FILL THE POTHOLES BECAUSE OF THE DEATH OF A TODDLER RECENTLY, AND WHEN HE SAW A FAMILY FALL ON THE ROAD, DUE TO THESE POTHOLES.”

While going through the ANI Newsfeed on Twitter, saw this tweet.

An innocent face, but having an amazing thought and spirit to serve and do what he can for the betterment of people.

Its an eye-opener for the government also. Hope an action is taken soon.

The irony is, some youngsters are throwing stones for a few bucks and disrupting the peace of the society, and on the other side, some young minds are thinking and doing their part of the betterment of the society.


Praveen Parihar 

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