Her sons became IAS, doctor and engineer, proud mother now retires as peon

Sumitra Devi retired as a peon but her three sons are a doctor, an engineer and an IAS officer.

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Sumitra Devi with her sons and colleagues at the farewell event in Ramgarh on Monday.

The retirement of peon Sumitra Devi in Ramgarh, Jharkhand on Monday was a special occasion, not just for her but locals also. It rarely happens when people come to attend the farewell ceremony of a retiring peon. But Sumitra Devi was no ordinary peon. With hard work and struggle, she ensured that her three sons studied well. Her dreams came true when all her three sons became successful.

Sumitra’s elder son Virendra Kumar is a railway engineer, her second son Dhirendra Kumar is a doctor and her third son Mahendra Kumar is now the district collector of Siwan in Bihar. Even as her sons became so successful, Sumitra didn’t leave her fourth class job at CCL township in Rajrappa. She continued working, inspiring other women and retired as a proud woman, reports Hindi daily Dainik Jagaran.

On Monday, her three sons attended Sumitra’s farewell function. While the mother got emotional seeing her three sons together, Sumitra’s colleagues felt proud of working with her. During the event, chief guest Dhirendra Kumar offered her a shawl and flower bouquet. He also praised Sumitra’s long tenure and good works done by her. Dhirendra said that retirement is a part of life but it becomes an emotional occasion. The honesty and dedication with which Sumitra Devi has worked are inspiring, he said.

Sumitra’s sons also shared the secrets of their success and how their mother worked hard to give them a good education. They said that all three of them decided to something good in their lives after seeing the mother’s struggle. Mahendra Kumar said that no job is difficult in life. Everything becomes possible with honest hard work.

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