In India, it is very easy to term police officers as ‘dictators’ or ‘corrupted’ because of a few bad apples, ignoring most of their effort to be at our service, to fight against criminals and, if needed, sacrifice their life for the service of the nation.
Fortunately, some honest officers stand out from certain odds and set marvellous examples for the society. In a recent incident, Inspector Bharat Bhushan Tiwari gave wings to a nine-year-old child, Shiv by providing him artificial legs on December 17, 2017.
The officer spent his own money for the treatment of a poor kid who lost both his legs in a train accident. In the same mishap, he lost his mother too. He was just four at that time.
Bhushan who is from Naraka village of Ballia district told The Logical Indian that during his posting in Shaktinagar, Uttar Pradesh, he was invited as a Chief Guest in a swimming and boat racing competition which was arranged by a tribal group in a village named Mishra. There, Shiv came to him to seek his blessings, and it was then he noticed his legs.
One day when he was on inspection, he found Shiv studying outside his house and after conversing with him Bhusan realised the child’s potential. Shiv told him that as his class is on the first-floor and hence, he was unable to attend school. Bhushan asked the school authorities to shift his class to the ground floor, so, that he would not be deprived of education.
The school even promised to teach Shiv free of cost. Last year in December, Bhushan was transferred to Robertsganj, and there he realised that he had developed a special bond with this kid. So, he decided to take Shiv for some general tests in BHU Trauma Center, and after all the tests, doctors assured that it is possible for Shiv to walk again.
At that moment there was nothing to wait for, and the doctors fixed artificial legs to Shiva’s knee joints. The medical expenditure for the treatment cost over Rs. 1 lakh.
“I feel great seeing him walking, he has started playing with friends, and his smile gives me great relief,” said Bhushan. “Shiva’s father is a contract labourer, and as the economic condition of the family is not strong, it was difficult for him to spend money on his treatment. His father thanked me for giving his child a new life and said he never dreamt that his child would ever walk,” Bhushan added.
Bhushan said, “I did nothing great, it is just that media has covered the issue in such a big way that made a hero out of me, but the truth is, it was a great opportunity for me to give back to the society.”
On asking him about what good wishes and compliments he is getting from his friends and family, Bhushan told his daughter gave him the best gift for his gesture.
Bhushan said “Before Shiv, my daughter was my only child, and she used to ask me when she would get a sibling to play with. And it was very hard for me to reply. However, after knowing about Shiv, she called me and said, ‘Father I’m so proud of you, thank you for giving me a brother’ I was overwhelmed.”
What the future holds for Shiv?
Bhushan doesn’t want to help Shiv’s family financially; he wants to make them self-sufficient not dependant. But he has promised himself to give the child a better education. Currently, Shiv is a student of class 5 and this year, Bhushan is planning to transfer him to DAV Public School.
He further told us that he feels pathetic when parents instill fear in the minds of children regarding police. “We are also human beings, we have emotions, and we can be friends as well. It is just that our duty is such that we have no time to show emotions as in our service there is a thin line between good and bad. But, if we want to try we can bring a positive change,” he added.
Undoubtedly, we also believe Bhushan is Shiv’s superhero, and he has a brave heart that deserves to be talked about.
The Logical Indian brings such an inspiring story that will surely imprint a positive image of police in your heart.