How we eagerly wait for food delivery agents to bring our food to our doorstep. And how we are always delighted to see them, sometimes, even at odd hours. But we also wonder under what circumstances they took up this difficult job. The internet has revealed some heart-warming, some heart-breaking stories of food delivery agents which make us appreciate their hard work even more. The story of this international food player who turned into a food delivery agent is stirring up our emotions again.
Meet Poulomi Adhikari who is a former professional football player from West Bengal. She has played for India in national and international tournaments, including the 2016 world cup. Even after achieving this great feat, she took up a job as a food delivery agent to make ends meet. A video of Poulomi Adhikari sharing her story was posted on Twitter by user @SanjuktaChoudh5. "She is Poulomi Adhikari a football player who has represented India at the international level. Today she has to support her family as an online food delivery person. #football," the Twitter user wrote in the caption.
She is Polami Adhikary a football player who has represented India at the international level. Today she has to support her family as an online food delivery person. #footballpic.twitter.com/pGnJ0QOUEg— Sanjukta Choudhury (@SanjuktaChoudh5) January 10, 2023
In the video, we can see Adhikari wearing the signature red Zomato shirt and a backpack. She reveals that she represented India at the U-16 level and has travelled to London, Scotland, Germany, and Sri Lanka among others to play tournaments. She is now completing her education at Charuchandra University and working as a food delivery agent for Zomato and Swiggy, earning around INR 300-400 a day. Towards the end of the video, she even showed off her football-kicking skills. The post has 178.3K views so far and received many comments from empathetic users.
Poulomi Adhikari reminds us of a young school-going boy who took up the job of a food delivery agent after his father died. Read about it here.
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