GUWAHATI- As heavy rains continued to lash the various parts of Assam, rivers rising above dangerous levels causing floods and inundation across rural and urban areas, the men in Uniform provide helping hand to the flood effected people.
Indian Army, always in the service for the Nation and its people, is wholeheartedly involved in the Rescue and Relief operations in Hojai, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Darrang, Tamulpur and Kamrup rural districts of Assam by deploying 11 composite columns at various locations. In the intense and difficult rescue operations in extreme conditions around 3000 stranded locals have been brought to safety.
During the flood rescue operations in Hojai, when rescue columns arrived at the site, they found entire habitation completely submerged. Since then they are continuously carrying out rescue tasks on a war footing in worst affected areas of Radha Nagar, Komarkata, Doboka and Hojai Circle of Hojai district, Assam, thereby saving thousands of lives including children, women and elderly people. There were people who were stuck on a log for 12 hours were rescued, then there was a lady with one month old child who was brought to safety with compassion and care.
Kamrup Rural district had a different story to tell where the Indian Army swiftly responded to a distress call and rescued 136 locals from Kaalajal village . Simultaneously operations continued in the village of Katalmora of Nalbari district where 36 locals were rescued. On the night of 17/18 June the Indian Army columns on standby at Tamulpur moved quickly and rescued stranded people at Dakhin Gandhibari.
Indian Army ensured all assistance and gave its commitment to rescue the people of the Nation till the fury of floods reduces and situation stabilizes.