The letter Pankaj Raj sent to his employer requesting leave. Photo: Times of India
The letter Pankaj Raj sent to his employer requesting leave. Photo: Times of India

A handwritten letter a railway worker sent to his boss asking for permission to go on leave for a rather peculiar reason has gone viral on social media. 

Pankaj Raj, a railway employee in the Deepka area in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district, applied for a week’s leave so he would be able to devote all his time to eating chicken.

The application, which bears the official stamp of the Deepka station master, reads: “As in Shravan [a Hindu festival that falls in monsoon every year], which will start soon, we never touch non-vegetarian food during the whole month. As such, kindly grant me one week’s leave from June 20 to June 27 so that I could eat chicken and regain energy to work.”