It doesn’t take a lot of effort to spot Prahalad among the autorickshaw drivers, swarming commuters outside the Green Park metro station in south Delhi. He’s quite popular and is fondly called ‘Guru’ or ‘Mukhiya.’
Someone, who sets an example. Prahalad’s recent initiative proves just that.
Since the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramzan, Prahalad is offering free rides in his autorickshaw to those observing fast during Ramzan.
“I just thought that it’s been quite hot during these days and if I could be of any help to them (Rozedars), I will also earn some blessings. This is all I can do because I earn my living by driving an auto-rickshaw. This is my contribution from whatever profits I earn,” Prahalad told InUth.
Working as an autorickhshaw driver for the past four years, this is the first time Prahalad, a resident of Delhi, is doing something on the eve of Ramzan. He believes there isn’t much difference when it comes to God. Only his followers are divided into various groups and sects.
“Everyone’s religion is the same. God is one. If people keep pointing to the difference in all of us, we should try to change it. More the better,” he said.
Till now, Prahlad has given free rides to almost 8-10 Muslims, who were observing fast. Since it’s hard to know who’s fasting, he always makes sure to ask his passengers.
“Once I refuse to take money from them, they say that they’ll pray for me. That brings peace to my heart,” he said.
Prahalad is not oblivious to the socio-political atmosphere in the country. That’s why he wants more and more of his fellow drivers to follow his initiative.
“I have suggested many other fellow drivers, including some Muslim drivers, to follow my initiative, so that it can become an example for everyone. I want more and more people to do this work. It will help in bringing us closer to each other and something good will come out of it,” Prahlad said.