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Maharashtra Floods: This viral VIDEO of woman touching soldiers' feet winning hearts

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 August 2019, 06:36 PM
Journalist, Neeraj Rajput, took to his Twitter account to share the video. (Twitter)
Journalist, Neeraj Rajput, took to his Twitter account to share the video. (Twitter)

Thousands of people stranded in various regions in Maharashtra have been evacuated to safer places by rescuers, comprising the NDRF, the Army, police and local administration. Western Maharashtra districts of Sangli, Kolhapur and parts of Satara have been battling floods in the region since the last five days, triggered by rivers breaching their banks due to heavy rains and release of water from dams. Parts of Pune and Solapur districts have also been affected.

Thousands of people stranded in various areas in the region have been evacuated to safer places by rescuers, comprising the NDRF, the Army, police and local administration.

Meanwhile a heartwarming video has surfaced online in which a woman in a saree sitting in a relief boat, which was taking the people to a safe spot, is seen touching the feet of soldier who was standing right next to her to show her gratitude for rescuing her. She then seen touching the feet of another solider standing on another corner of the boat.

Journalist, Neeraj Rajput, took to his Twitter account to share the video with a caption: "Heartwarming video from #sangli where a woman pays gratitude by touching soldiers' feet for rescuing them #Floods2019 #FloodSangli."

Soon, the video has gone viral, with many hailing security forces and the woman.

Here’s how people reacted:

A financial assistance of Rs 10 crore has been announced by the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SST) of Shirdi as a relief for people affected by floods in various parts of Maharashtra.

"The SST has decided to provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to the Chief Minister Relief Fund for the flood-affected people," SST chairperson Suresh Haware said on Saturday.

First Published: Saturday, August 10, 2019 06:36 PM
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