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Demonetisation brings out the best in people: these Good Samaritans are proof

Speed News Desk | First published: 15 November 2016, 16:02 IST
Demonetisation brings out the best in people: these Good Samaritans are proof
Demonetisation brings out the best in people: these Good Samaritans are proof

A day before America shocked the world by choosing Donald Trump to be their next President, India was left with their collective jaws on the floor thanks to PM Modi's 8 November announcement of the demonetisation scheme.

Unfortunately, the only ones hit by this scheme - which is being referred to as 'The Great Indian Event' - aren't those with stacks of cash hoarded at home, but daily-wage workers, people from the Lower Income Group, as well as those from the middle-class.

Patients were hit, families busy preparing for weddings at home were hit, shopkeepers/ small-scale industries were hit.

The result? A panicked society that was suddenly left cashless and hysterical at their inability to use their hard-earned income. Everyone rushed to their nearest bank to join serpentine queues so they could exchange old notes or withdraw money in order to restore normalcy.

A few positive stories stood out amid all the gloom surrounding the demonetisation move. As it turns out, a handful of citizens took it upon themselves to help those standing in queues. Some handed out bottles of water, others helped people fill out their forms.

First published: 15 November 2016, 16:02 IST
 
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