Manipur has been hit by severe floods. More than 1.5 lakh people have been affected in 150 villages,12000 houses have been damaged and 5 lives have been lost. Due to incessant rains and landslides, hundreds of trucks are stranded of NH37 (Imphal-Jiribram) highway which is the lifeline of the state.
59 relief camps have been opened and Rs. 3.2 crores are released to tackle the calamity, tweeted the Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren. In another tweet he requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for immediate action.
Amidst the news of heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, landslides; social media has been glooming with joy. A picture of Manipur IAS officer Deleep Singh standing in waist-deep water is being widely circulated. The twitterati has hailed him as a ‘hero’. He is seen standing in waist-deep water, while leading the rescue operations in the flood-hit area of Imphal.
Singh is the flood control secretary in the state. His self-less act fuelled with determination has been praised all over social media making him a social media star.
Bollywood Actor Boman Irani called him an unsung hero.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) June 14, 2018
Received this picture on whatsapp in the morning & it really made my day. The man in blue shirt is IAS officer Deleep Singh (secretary flood control) on ground, on the job, in flood hit Manipur! देश बदल रहा है! #India 🇮🇳 #Motivation pic.twitter.com/1kmM3kmURa
— Navniet Sekera (@navsekera) June 15, 2018
Cn u c dis guy in blue shrt standing in waist deep water? He is Deleep Singh , IAS secretary flood control, Manipur. Dis is wat we shud be aiming 4 as a Nation. Helping each other irrespect of our status/colour/religion/caste/bank balance 🙏#worldwithoutborders @africancaravan pic.twitter.com/ehdJlNNagR
— Shubhra Mittal (@provokinglogic) June 15, 2018
(IMAGE COURTESY : TWITTER)