District Magistrate Eats Food Cooked By Widow To Dispel Villagers’ Superstitions
- IWB Post
- December 22, 2015
One time in February 2014, a woman’s passion for cooking mid-day meals for children in school was snatched away. And why, you may ask?
Because she is a widow! Apparently, it is an evil omen to eat food cooked by a widowed woman.
The board was “kind” enough to hire her back, but more than a hundred people protested in the school and locked the gates to prevent the meals from being served.
On December 17, Kuwar approached the district magistrate for help.
He assured her that she’d get her job back, and ate the meal cooked by her to drive the superstition of the villagers away.
Some misled villagers opposed a widow cook and threatened to withdraw their Children from school after she was rightfully reinstated.
— DM Gopalganj (@rahulias6) December 18, 2015
Finally, two years later, she has been reinstated in her position.
People have responded to Kuwar’s gesture after he posted the story online.
Some have even stretched out a helping hand to aid Kuwar.
One Mr. Satyapal Sharma from Canada came ahead to assist the lady financially. Thanks all of you for spreading the word.
— DM Gopalganj (@rahulias6) December 19, 2015