On March 29, Ebin Christopher, a patrol officer on the Elliot’s Beach stretch in Besant Nagar, was dismayed to find the footpath littered with empty cardboard boxes
the tiles made slippery with cake crumbs and buttercream.
Just a few hours earlier, a birthday celebration had transpired and the students had left a messy mark in the public area.
“This is a place where many aged people take a walk. It cannot be so poorly maintained like this,” Ebin recalled thinking at the time.
He also recalled that people had complained of similar occurrences in the past, and so Ebin decided to act on it.
He found the Bakery’s phone number on the cake boxes left all over.
He rang up the Bakery and with his identity he asked for the Contact number of one of the students, who has placed the order.
Soon after Ebin called, the students rushed back to the spot fearing action.
But Ebin, had asked the students to clean the place so that the students will not exhibit such misconduct in future.
The story of Ebin making students clean up their own mess has been shared widely on the internet and he has received praise from many
This act of Ebin has made each and everyone of us think whether we take care of our own surroundings.
This is a check to our double standards.
Next time when we are in public places, let us try our level at least not to pollute our public places.