Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal- led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is serving the people of Delhi while 'keeping it's name in mind' as it gave an honourable moment to an humble rickshaw-puller.
On Saturday, a 60-year-old rickshaw-puller Vijay Baba felt proud when he inaugurated the New Delhi Municipal Council's (NDMC) upgraded Palika Maternity Hospital in Lodhi Colony.
Baba, who has been living in Delhi for the last 50 years, could not believe his ears when the CM's office informed him that he will be inaugurating the hospital.
"Never in my dreams I had thought that I would be inaugurating a hospital with the chief minister at my side. It is a big honour," Baba said.
It is a big honour: Vijay Baba
"I have always seen MLAs and MPs coming with their bodyguards to inaugurate hospitals and malls, but only in the AAP government can people like us hope to get such respect", he further said.
When Baba cut the red ribbon during inauguration ceremony, Kejriwal witnessed the rare moment like other onlookers.
Kejriwal had recommended Baba's name when the NDMC had invited him to inaugurate the facility.
Kejriwal, on this occasion, said that to achieve the objective of round-the-clock maternity and child welfare services, the strength of the beds at the hospital had been increased from 30 to 65 and upgraded facilities were made available.
The inauguration stone has the rickshaw-puller, Vijay Baba's name on top followed by MP Ajay Maken and Kejriwal.
Baba, a native of Bihar, has been campaigning for AAP for the last three years and lives in a slum outside Aulia Masjid in Connaught Place area of Central Delhi with his 14-year old son, Suraj.
(With PTI inputs)