This Article is From Nov 04, 2016

As Farewell Gift, Collector Drives Chauffeur To Work On Retirement Day

Digambar Thak has driven 18 collectors of the district as the official government driver.

Akola, Maharashtra: At first glance, it looks like a car that's all decked up for a wedding. Then, there's the orange beacon. It gets even more curious when you see a man in crisp white chauffeur's uniform climb into the back of the car, the door held for him.

Before you start thinking about VIPs misusing their official vehicles, this story is anything but that.

It's Digambar Thak's last day at work and his boss G Sreekanth, the collector of Akola in Maharashtra, has decided to give him a rather unusual and memorable parting gift. He's driving his chauffeur to work on the last day of his job, ahead of a farewell ceremony in the office.

Digambar Thak, 58, has driven 18 collectors of the district.

"For close to 35 years, he's helped the state with his service, ensuring that collectors get to their workplace safely, day after day. I wanted to make this a day to remember for him and also to say thank you for what he's done," said Mr Sreekanth