Jharna rewarded with a govt job
Jharna Begum has finally got a permanent job as promised by government high-ups eight months ago after she made headlines by rescuing a policeman badly injured by activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir in Rajshahi.
The 28-year-old mother was appointed to the attorney general's office as a peon last month.
“I am very happy that I have got a permanent job,” said a jubilant Jharna.
She, however, said, “I didn't do it [the rescue] to get something in return. I just responded to the call of humanity. Getting this job is just like a gift for me.”
On April 1, everyone was running to safety as Shibir men went on the rampage and launched an assault on policemen at Shalbagan in Rajshahi city, but the courageous woman went to the rescue of Jahangir Alam, in-charge of Upashahar police camp, lying in a pool of blood.
She wrapped his wounds in the head with her scarf and took him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital with the help of two others.
Jharna, a mother of two children, began hoping for a permanent job after several people, including the then home minister, had assured her of a job as a reward for her great deed.
As the media had largely covered the incident praising Jharna, different organisations gave her awards.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam also asked her to contact the AG office for any problem, she said.
The Rajshahi City Corporation gave her a daily-basis job.
Bangla daily Prothom Alo, meanwhile, published a report on her misery.
A few months ago, she called the attorney general to get a permanent job, and following the newspaper report, someone from the attorney general's office called her and offered her the job, Jharna said.
“But I couldn't believe that I was going to get a job for real. The attorney general sir gave me the job. MK Rahman [additional attorney general] sir, Saju [Motahar Hossain Saju, a deputy attorney general] sir helped me get the job. I am grateful to them."
MK Rahman, the acting attorney general, told The Daily Star last night that Jharna had been given the job for her bravery which could encourage others.