Surrounded by devastating scenes across the nation owing to ceaseless downpour, a video clip of a police official carrying two children on his right and left shoulder while gradually moving through floodwaters has emerged from Gujarat.
The video has gone viral on social media. According to the video, Gujarat police constable is seen carrying two kids on his shoulders for over 1.5 km as he walks through waist-deep water in a village in Morbi district, about 200 km from capital Ahmedabad.
Despite the strong current, constable Pruthvirajsinh Jadeja looks bold and calm as he takes the children to a safer location.
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani was among the first to admit the constable’s single-handed bravery.
“Real-life Baahubali 🙏 Hats off and a big salute to Police Constable Shri Pruthvirajsinh Jadeja. A true hero and a huge inspiration. You have won our hearts! More power to each and every unsung hero of the @GujaratPolice! Jai Hind 🇮🇳 #GujaratFloods,” Vivek Anand Oberoi wrote on Twitter.
Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman who is known for posting many good inspirational stories on social media took time to praise the constable for his “exemplary dedication and courage”.
“What a wonderful and touching video of Constable Pruthviraj Sinh Jadeja in Kalyanpur village of Gujarat rescuing 2 children by walking one and a half km in floodwater. Hats off to his exemplary dedication and courage,” VVS wrote.
“Truly inspirational. We salute the extraordinary deed of Pruthviraj Jadeja, a Gujarat police constable who carried two children on his shoulders for over 1.5 km in floodwaters in Kalyanpar village of Morbi district, to safety,” tweeted Supriya Sahu IAS, Director General of Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati.
“Prithviraj Ji, Salute to your courage & putting service before self. Your heroic act will inspire millions across the nation,” BJP leader Major Surendra Poonia wrote on twitter.
It should be noted that at least 11 people died in the endless rains in the last 24 hours.
Last week, operation at the Vadodara International Airport and at Railway Stations was stopped owing to the heavy rains in the region.
Rescue operation to evacuate people to a safer location is underway and so far around 6,000 people have been shifted to safer places.