At IFORHER, we are bringing positive and inspiring stories of real heroes, who are fighting the war against coronavirus from the forefront. While these brave souls are leading the battle for us, we request society to celebrate their selfless contribution. Because it’s their inspiring acts that are a ray of hope for mankind in these dark times.
One such inspiring hero is Srijana Gummalla, an IAS officer from Andhra Pradesh.
In the times, when many of us sitting comfortably in our homes during the lockdown, Srijana has shown real dedication to her service, to the country and its citizens.
To serve mankind during these testing times, the IAS officer decided to forego her 6-month maternity leave and returned to work within 22 days of giving birth to her baby.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, she said that she is lucky to have a supporting husband and mother.
“My role is just a small part in this humongous effort, rather modestly. My whole family gave me the strength to work towards this commitment.”
As per multiple reports, Srijana Gummalla, a 2013-batch IAS officer, currently serving as Commissioner of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation in Andhra Pradesh, became a mother as she gave birth earlier this year.
In our battle against coronavirus, no one could deny the importance of sanitation workers. To lead the team of her workers at AP, Srijana refused to take her maternity leave. Instead, she decided to join duty with her baby accompanying her at work.
Young #IAS Officers leading #fightagainstcorona.
GVMC Visakhapatnam Commissioner, Ms Gummalla Srijana @GummallaSrijana
joined back on duty with one month old baby without maternity leave to serve the City.#CoronaWarriorshttps://t.co/DyP3s0uU2z pic.twitter.com/2HlpvZU9pC
— IAS Association (@IASassociation) April 11, 2020
In order to applaud the great determination of this new mother, many netizens came to social media to applaud her:
Hats off to you madam, u r the real soldier of our nation
— Shailaja Reddy (@ShailajaReddi) April 11, 2020
This is real “Feminism” ❤❤
— Pratibha Sharma (@Pratibh70095849) April 11, 2020
Great respect for her, kindly direct the administration to take special care of her and the baby.
— Shobhit Chauhan (@chauhanshobhit_) April 11, 2020
More power to you ????????
— priyanka (@PriyankaSPandey) April 11, 2020
At IFORHER, we salute Srijana and all those real heroes who are making sure that our families are safe by showcasing the extreme levels of determination, strength, and courage.