Trains ply all over the country 24x7 throughout the year, yet the officials at the helm of one of the most prestigious government organisations are waiting for the weekend to pass to get in touch with an employee who has made them proud at the Olympics.
“It adds to the pain to feel the apathy one could face after he comes 4th in Olympics! 2 days gone, didnt hear from my employers or my state!” tweeted Joydeep Karmakar, who missed out on a bronze in 50m rifle prone by just 1.9 points, on Sunday. Karmakar works at South-Eastern Railway (SER) but surprisingly his employers are yet to send him even a congratulatory message.
“I’m yet to hear from the Railway officials or the state government,” said Karmakar’s father, Santo on Sunday. “I last spoke to Joy today morning. He sounded a bit down about all this. But I have told Joy not to lose heart and to concentrate on his future,” he said.