Son of farmer, Deputy Commissioner wields sickle, harvests wheat in Sangrur

Son of farmer, Deputy Commissioner wields sickle, harvests wheat in Sangrur

Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ramvir manually harvests wheat at his residence. Tribune photo

Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, April 12

A group of farmers went to meet Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ramvir at his local residence on Sunday, when his gunman told them, “He is busy in wheat harvesting, and will meet you after three hours.”

Initially, farmers took it as a lie, but when insisted, the gunman allowed them to enter the residence of the DC and see him harvesting the wheat sown on two acres.

Ramvir, Sangrur DC

Boost to economy

At almost all places of my posting, I have kept cows and done farming... Punjab is an agricultural state and a lot can be explored in this field and allied business. This will also help boost economy of the state.

For the farmers of the area, it is unprecedented to see the Deputy Commissioner working as a labourer in the field with a sickle in his hand, instead of a pen, but for Ramvir, being the son of a farmer, agriculture is an integral part of his life. “I have been involved in farming since my childhood days. As I belong to a family of farmers, I always try to stay connected with my roots. At almost all places of my posting, I have kept cows and done farming if I have enough land at my residence,” said Ramvir while asking his daughter and her two cousins to be cautious while using farming equipments.

Hailing from Haryana’s Jhajjar district, Ramvir did graduation and MA in political science from JNU, Delhi. He did MPhil in security relations. He is a 2009-batch IAS officer and has worked as an IRS officer, before clearing the IAS exam.

“I appeal to the youth that instead of running away from your social responsibilities, you should help your families in the daily household tasks without any hesitation. Punjab is an agricultural state and a lot can be explored in this field and allied business. This will also help boost the economy of the state,” said the Deputy Commissioner.

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