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  • Secunderabad security guard, Mr. Manishankar Upadhyay, wins Rs. 50,000 at #HeroesAtMyGate 2021

    Published on March 9, 2021

    Organised by MyGate, “#HeroesAtMyGate” is an annual contest that appreciates the hard work of those who contribute to safety, security and management of gated communities

    Secunderabad: MyGate, India’s largest security and community management solution, has declared Mr. Manishankar Upadhyay, security guard at Rainbow Ville, Secunderabad, as the winner of this year’s MyGate #HeroesAtMyGate contest. Now in its second year, #HeroesAtMyGate celebrates the spirit of community living and enables residents of gated communities to appreciate the selfless services of those who have helped them lead a comfortable life. The open competition received more than 900 nominations from across MyGate and non MyGate societies, with residents nominating Residents Welfare Association (RWA) committee members, support staff, daily help and security guards for their dedication, bravery or commitment to their work.

    Mr. Manishankar Upadhyay, a security guard at Rainbow Ville, Secunderabad, was named the winner of this year’s contest, and awarded Rs. 50,000 by MyGate. Mr. Upadhayay was honoured for his presence of mind and timely action during the flood that occurred across Telangana in October 2020. In the heavy rain, Mr. Upadhyay braved all odds and the possibility of an electrocution to help his community from facing severe losses owing to flooding.

    Speaking about #HeroesAtMyGate contest, Mr. Vijay Arisetty, CEO & co-founder, MyGate, says, “Our lives within gated communities are made comfortable by so many around us, from support staff and daily help to security guards and, indeed, the resident welfare committee members. Particularly in these last 12 months, their contributions have been immense.”

    “We are overwhelmed by the participation and inspired by the stories of dedication and bravery from residents around the country. We are thankful to those who shared these stories and honoured to hear about the contributions of these community COVID warriors.”

    Mr. Anil V George, a resident and RWA Member of Saptarshi Towers, Bangalore and 73-year-old Manohar Walanj, a security guard from Oceanic Charkop, Mumbai, were the first and second runners-up, respectively, and were awarded a trophy, certificate of appreciation and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- each.