Padma Shri Award Orange Seller Harekala Hajabba
Seller from Karnataka was named among the recipients of the prestigious Padma Shri Award for 2020. According to a tweet by Indian Forest Services officer Parveen Kaswan, the 68-year-old was standing in line in a ration store when he received the information he had been chosen for India’s fourth highest civilian honor.
“Harekala Hajabba was at a line on a ration store when Authorities informed him that he got Padma Shri,” wrote Mr Kaswan in a tweet that was’liked’ by nearly 6,000 people since it had been shared on Sunday.
“This fruit vendor from Dakshin Kannada is educating poor children in his village of Newpadapu from a decade in a mosque,” he stated, adding that Mr Hajabba spent his own savings on the school.
Harekala Hajabba’s village, As the number of students grew, he took out loans and used his own savings to buy land for the faculty.
Mr Hajabba, who’s never Got a formal education, revealed that it had been an encounter with foreign tourists that led to his decision of starting a village school.
“The few were asking me The price of oranges, but then I did not know. Despite my best efforts, I Couldn’t speak in anything apart from Tulu and Beary language. The couple walked away. I felt very bad and felt that at least the kids of my own village Should not be in a similar circumstance. I realized the manner in which Communication can help one to progress in life, and also at precisely the exact same time bring people together,”