Suraj's 2020 Heroes are Roy and Deepak, the housekeeping staff
b>Suraj says: "I spent the lockdown in one of the high-rise building complexes in South Mumbai. During those three months, I noticed that many of the housekeeping staff chose to live in the building premises and continued to take care of the residents. They did not go home to avoid the risk of spreading the virus and also to stay employed. Their salaries and tasks might seem menial, and very few residents probably even know the names of these people, but their choice to work during this period allowed residents like me to 'heal' and feel safe.
In photo: Roy (40) and Deepak (27) work 8-hour shifts down in the Sewage Treatment Plant. They ensure that the water flow, process and pressure are maintained, and that the sewage does not overflow. Daily, the plant recycles over 2,00,000 litres of water, which is then re-used to a large extent for toilet flushing and gardening purposes.