Get-hooked May 30, 2019
Zomato wins hearts with gift of electric vehicle to disabled delivery partner
Zomato has won more fans with its gift of an electric vehicle to a disabled delivery boy on its rolls. Last week, Ram Sahu made headlines after a video of him doing the delivery rounds was circulated on social media.
Popular restaurant delivery service Zomato is winning tons of goodwill on social media. This is after it gifted Ramu Sahu, a disabled delivery partner in Rajasthan, with an electric vehicle so he can go about his work comfortably.
Last week a video of Ramu delivering food on a hand-powered tricycle trended for days on social media. Many people commented on his hard work and Zomato won brownie points for promoting inclusion at the workplace.
Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal tweeted that the company decided to recognise Ramu’s hard work and sincere efforts.
Our delivery partner Ramu Sahu has gracefully accepted the electric vehicle that we were keen on him having. – Deepinder Goyal, Founder-CEO, Zomato
Goyal also posted a video of Ramu using his new vehicle.
Ramu getting a hang of his new ride. pic.twitter.com/C7iaxWtDCf
– Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) May 28, 2019
This is the second week in a row that Ramu and Zomato are trending on social media. Apart from earning Zomato tons of goodwill, the videos have also helped generated a much needed conversation about workplace inclusion with many calling upon other companies to offer employment opportunities to people with disabilities.
Among those to participate in the conversation was disability rights activist Virali Modi., well-known for her campaign on making Indian railways accessible. She, for one, is glad to see the power of social media proven once again.
I think it’s fantastic that a simple retweet could create such an impact! It’s great on Zomato for providing a job and facilities to this man, especially when equal job opportunities aren’t available for people with locomotor disabilities.
No doubt, this video comes as a win-win for Zomato which was faced with a strong backlash last year after as delivery employee was found eating a customer’s meal. This latest gesture will, no doubt help address some of that negative press.
Pankkaj Paliwal, is among the many fans Zomato has won with this move. Great Job. This shows how you love & care for your employees, though they are not on permanent payroll. Such steps of any org. will definitely encourage specially abled people to work, and they don’t need to depend. Jai Hind
“Finally…he got what he deserves, an electrical tricycle.. great gesture, tweeted Prashant Tailor. “I will order more from you just for this humanity.
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