The video of a 72-year-old typist working at the collector’s office premises in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, is creating a buzz on social media sites. Cricketer Virendra Sehwag was in awe seeing Laxmi Verma at work. She tweeted the video, calling her a superwoman.
A superwoman for me. She lives in Sehore in MP and the youth have so much to learn from her. Not just speed, but the spirit and a lesson that no work is small and no age is big enough to learn and work. Pranam ! pic.twitter.com/n63IcpBRSH
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 12, 2018
On June 12, Laxmi Verma was stunned to learn how her daily job had taken the internet by storm. She was shocked to know that she had become a celebrity and an icon on social media. Some local mediapersons were seeking her out for an interview.
This video of her at work is going viral. Sehwag shared the video on Twitter saying, “A superwoman for me. She lives in Sehore in Madhya Pradesh and the youth have so much to learn from her. Not just speed, but the spirit and a lesson that no work is small and no age is big enough to learn and work. Pranam !”.
Her videos were circulated for more than thousand times on social sites.
It is inspirational to watch a woman at this age working hard to make ends meet. She has been working as a typist in the district collectorate premises since 2008.
Laxmi was abandoned by her husband. She then started working at a printing firm in Indore. She later took up a typist’s job.
Laxmi is the pointsperson to people who visit the collector’s office. She types out documents on a typewriter in Hindi. The most inspiring thing about her work is her speed and accuracy
According to the Times of India, Laxmi Verma said, “I have been working here for the past 12 years, I learned typing while I worked at a printing press in Indore. The then district collector Raghvendra Singh helped me start this work.”
District collector Raghvendra Singh, who is presently posted as divisional commissioner Indore, said, “It feels good to help people who are ready to help themselves, instead of losing hopes. I still remember her. She had met me near the old collectors’ office in Sehore. She is an inspiration for everyone to follow.”
We salute Laxmi for her grit and achievement!
Feature Image credit: TOI