Mamata, vegetable vendor from Rajajinagar reserves some vegetables to be given for free to the needy
Smt Kshama Nargund, advocate from Bengaluru narrates her experience in this anecdote below on a vegetable vendor called Mamata. Seva comes in myriad forms and one can practice it the way he/she would want to.
“This is Mamata. She is a vegetable vendor in Bengaluru Rajajinagar’s Ram Mandir locality. I had been to buy some vegetables with her. A person came to her shop and picked a real huge bunch of curry leaves. He asked her for the price. Mamata immediately asked him if he was buying them for cooking. He replied in the affirmative. Then she inquired to whom they were cooking and found out that they were cooking for about 300 construction laborers. She inquired which area they supplied and once she was convinced that they were genuine told them that they can take any number of vegetables as and when they want for free.
She also told that she keeps aside some vegetables for them every day (even when everything is normal) and many construction labourers have come to take them from her. She said that is the least she could do to help them.
Now that’s Seva. My salute to such unsung mothers. She is definitely a mother to many. Btw, when I asked her if I can take a photo of hers, she very shyly accepted my request.”
Kshama’s post went viral and Mamata’s concern for the society was acknowledged by all. The next day Minister for Primary & Secondary Education of Karnataka Shri Suresh Kumar visited Mamata’s shop and appreciated her dedication for the society during these testing times.