Kerala Flood -a great rescue saga.

in life •  4 months ago

Kerala is a small state in the southern tip of India. Adored for its natural beauty including its renowned backwaters and lush forests it had already established its valuable spot in tourism map of India.



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It is called God's own country as there is a myth that Lord Parasurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu reclaimed the land from the sea by throwing his axe.


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But during its worst disaster the world understood that why it should be called Gods own country other than some mythological reason. So here I am telling a tale of some heroes whose names will be etched in golden words till Kerala exists.It will be an inspiration to India and whole world.

So how all this happened?

The lush greenery in Kerala is the boon of monsoon. But this time we got heavy unexpected rainfall.The shutters of 35 of the 39 dams in Kerala has to open to prevent its collapse. Along with the landslides we have lost around 250 brothers and sisters. 12.47 lakh people are lodged in relief camps.



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But inspite of this casualities my little state which has the literacy rate of 93.91% ,which is more than any state in India has shown how to hold nerve in this type of worst situation.
The fisherman left their sea and came out to save their fellow beings. For these children of sea who face the ferociousness of Ocean daily for their bread and butter this flood was not at all a hindrance.


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When they understood its difficult to control normal boat through residential areas they brought their own boats which helps them tackle fury of sea.


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When women had difficulty to enter into their boat they showed their back to climb.


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When they were promised remuneration for their efforts they rejected the offer wholeheartedly.
They saved more than 4000 people on their native boat.Natives gave them a standing ovation while returning back.


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Our army men showed great skills and bravery to rescue people.A pilot made rooftop landing to rescue flood victims.If anything would have gone wrong it would have taken only 3 seconds for the helicopter to disintegrate into pieces. Along with local police force they saved thousands of people.



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All troll pages in Internet became silent. Our youngsters proved that they can take responsibilities.It became a hub of passing information.Our politicians and bureaucrats worked among people in relief camps. They entered into murky waters to save lives.



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Even in the pain of losing everything an oldman entertained people in relief camp by his awesome dance.


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A kid from Tamilnadu has donated her lifesaving which she had kept for buying a bicycle.



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A kid has refused to leave his flooded house without his kittens.There was no region or political party in the rescue operation. We could only see human beings eager to save life of others.Temples allowed Muslims to say their prayers. Mosques provided shelter to all religions. A Hindu man is buried in christian cemetery. Film personalities came out and worked with common man without any prestige issue.

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Volunteers inside India and abroad came forward for relief activities. The UK based Sikh Charity, Khalsa Aid,have set up a langar, (community kitchen) in Kochi to provide food to the flood victims.


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Not only that, most of the workforce in Arab nations are Keralites. The U.A.E has offered Rs. 700 crore to help rebuild the flood-ravaged Kerala.There are numerous small and large helps coming out from nationally and internationally to help in restoring my state.

Seeing all these I can say that flood in Kerala has brought back people together irrespective of caste,sex,religion,nationality etc. So what do you think shouldn't we call our brothers and sisters we lost in this flood as real martyrs? They have given their life proving this noble cause right?

Kerala flood donation portal: https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/

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this is very bad news for our India and we should help them as much as possible

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