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House owner ‘refuses’ to give drinking water to pourakarmikas; viral video brings awareness

The BBMP pourakarmikas’ video of a lady arrogantly refusing to let a woman inside her house compound and placing water on road has gone viral. But the reality was to bring in awareness among public to treat the vulnerable section with honour and respect

Jun 24, 2020, 12:40 PM IST

Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) pourakarmikas are not just limited to keeping the city clean, some also try to bring in hidden talent in them. When the city is gripped with fear following the increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the pourakarmikas who are the most vulnerable, hit upon the concept of creating a video.

In the first viral video, among two pourakarmika women, one plays the role of an arrogant house owner and refuses to provide drinking water inside her home. The pourakarmika woman who came asking for water was shocked. In the next sequence, the arrogant lady came out of her house gate, placed a water bottle on the road and asked the pourakarmika to collect.

The video went viral and even officials got furious as they believed it to be true. The following day another video was shared only to tell this was only an awareness video and all the persons in the video were pourakarmikas from Singasandra ward in Bengaluru.

Sarfaraz Khan, Special Commissioner, SWM, BBMP also appreciated the work and also said this video will bring some change in few who misbehave with pourakarmikas.