A traffic police constable in Guwahati became a social media star on Sunday for exemplary dedication to duty amid a thunder shower that lashed Assam’s capital around noon.
Mithun Das, who was manning the busy Basistha traffic intersection, stood amid heavy rain without a raincoat in an uncovered podium directing traffic without thinking twice about running for cover.
Assam Police, through their official twitter handle, saluted the constable for his “exceptional devotion towards his duty”, adding that he showed how dedication can turn a “storm into a sprinkle.”
Standing true to his duty even amid heavy rain Das can be seen manning the traffic without a raincoat in an uncovered platform.
“My duty hours were from 7 am to 12 pm. The storm started around 5 minutes before noon, but since my replacement hadn’t come, I continued my job in the rain for nearly 20 minutes,” Das is reported to have said.
Assam’s Director General of Police (DGP) Kuladhar Saikia also commended the efforts of Das and called him an inspiration.