Kerala is reeling under the worst flood in the history. And as the rainfall continues, the situation worsened killing over 90 people. As the army and other emergency forces work day and night to help the people in distress, there are many heroes whose gestures are being lauded on social media. Recently, two IAS officers in the state were spotting carrying big rice sacks on their shoulders at a relief camp and the photos are now going viral.
Kerala Food Safety Commissioner MG Rajamanikyam, who is also the special officer dealing with Disaster Management, and Wayanad sub-collector NSK Umesh were photographed unloading a truck at the relief camp of Wayanad Collectorate. From Facebook to Twitter, many have shared the pictures saluting the two heroes who got into action “instead of just ordering others”.
Setting an example! G Rajamanikyam IAS & NSK Umesh IAS Sub-Collector, Wayanad unloading rice bags at Collectorate, Wayanad for distribution to Relief Camps. Joined hands with other employees, at around 9.30 pm unload a vehicle full of rice bags. pic.twitter.com/xaBqTSMrH4
— IAS Association (@IASassociation) August 14, 2018
While some lauded them for setting a fine example, others thanked them for all their efforts.
— Byomkesh (@Byomkesh2017) August 16, 2018
Another person to be proud of! https://t.co/UGHCxLAXQ9
— Smriti Phatak (@SmritiPhatak) August 16, 2018
We the people of this Country and every Nation will Salute these type of good administrators who are the real #diamonds of the world! Hope others will follow his footsteps and we pray for it. https://t.co/fj9SezfRdC
— PIRam (@PIRam_56) August 15, 2018
When nations celebrates #IndependenceDayIndia
The relief measures are in progress in #Kerala Two IAS officers celebrating #IndependanceDay2018 by carrying rice sacks to relief camps.
The state suffered 8000 crores of loss. https://t.co/c83fHDPbdV
— johnpauljose (@johnpauljosek) August 15, 2018
— Bharath (@bharathkumarsk) August 15, 2018
Great examples being set by these two young officers. I have found majority of young officers highly motivated and enthusiastic to contribute to the society. Later in career,when they are ‘caught’ in the filthy system & web of corrupt politicians, things start changing. https://t.co/iNTXf5hmSO
— Dr ArvindChaturvedi (@ArvindChaturved) August 14, 2018
Heavy torrential rains and floods have left over 90 dead and 50,000 people displaced in the state, swamping homes, destroying roads, and disrupting air and rail traffic in many places. On Thursday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called Prime Minister Narendra Modi again, seeking more aid considering the situation.