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In a rescue operation on Thursday (May 19) night, villagers and the police officials pulled out four people to safety after their vehicle got stuck in the middle of a profuse stream near Nelugal village of Lakshmeshwar in Gadag district of Karnataka.
The four friends were travelling in the car and were unaware that the brook had such a force and waded through it. When they reached the middle of the overpass, they got wrecked as the water was flowing over the canal.
They waited for some time but had to get down from the four-wheeler, but they soon started to get washed away in the flood. Three of the four friends got hold of a tree, while one climbed on top of a rock in the middle of the creek.
Villagers Came For Rescue
Fortunately, the loud cries by the friends for help and the unmoving car in the middle of the bridge with switched on highlights got the attention of the villagers nearby. The village residents called up the cops and other villagers and gathered near the water stream in large numbers. The police officials planned a human chain and pro swimmers led the people to rescue the stranded passengers.
One team of two swimmers reached the tree and brought three stranded people to safety, while the other team rescued the lone person who took shelter on the top of a rock. The rescued people thanked everyone who saved them and called it a new lease of life.
Were Returning From Nearby Village
The stranded people were identified as Dr Prabhu Mansoor, Basavanagouda Tegginmani, Veeresh Dambal and Chennaveergouda Patil; all aged 40 were the residents of Hebbal village near Shirahatti Taluk of the same district. They were on their way back from Nelugal village. Soon after the rescue operation, the car got washed away and clung near the stream's retaining wall.
According to The New Indian Express, a resident from Nelugal village said, "We saw the car stranded over the bridge. When we heard screams, we informed the police and other villagers. As the car was being washed away, the passengers started getting down, but they could not come out as the stream was flowing at high speeds. We decided to form a human chain and rescued them," they reported.
While the entire country is struggling to deal with the ongoing heatwave, rivers like the Yamuna are drying up, and both humans and animals are falling ill amid the scarcity of drinking water.
The summer of 2022 in India is taking the worst possible toll on humans and animals as numerous cities continue to record high temperatures and a considerable struggle to tackle the heat. In order to assist people against the scorching heat, a couple from Delhi is doing their part to help people!
Delhi Couple Is Here To Assist!
The worst-hit is those who have to be out of the house the entire day for work, including daily wage workers and labourers. However, to help locals beat the heat, a Delhi couple took it on themselves to step up their efforts and set up a small free rose-sharbat stall for passersby.
The couple mentioned above is 28-year-old YouTuber Tapesh Kumar, who is a pilot, and his wife, Prachi Goswami- who is also a pilot. As soon as the video was posted on their Instagram handle, people started sharing it, and it went massively viral on the internet.
Tackling The Heatwave!
The couple can be seen distributing free rose sharbat to people in the video. A flock of people can be seen stopping by for a glass of chilled sharbat in the viral post. The video post is satisfying for numerous reasons, including locals feeling relief as they cool themselves down with a chill sip amid the ongoing heatwave.
"It's very hot in Delhi nowadays, so we decided to use our off day for some good work. Some kids also helped us out. Lots of people came to drink," the video says.
So far, the video has more than 900,000 views and over 125,000 likes. Individuals who saw the reel felt the genuine heartfelt initiative from the Delhi couple to assist people in tackling the heat problems, and as a result, netizens showered the two with praises!
Senior Police officials from the Ahmedabad police department arranged for a meal with the tribal students who were earlier assaulted by the Police while they were on their way to take admission to college. After the meal, the Police officials also presented the tribal children with flowers and wished them luck for their future.
The children were on their way to Gandhinagar to avail themselves of college admission when the police officials stopped them and beat them with plastic pipes. Moreover, the Police had also taken a fine of ₹ 6,000 from the children.
Asked Students To Deboard To Check Documents
One of the senior cops addressed the issue and said, "We have registered a case against four cops in the matter under relevant sections of the IPC and the atrocity act. The case was transferred to the SC/ST cell of Ahmedabad police, and all cops were put under arrest. Further action will be taken against the cops", India Today reported.
A family was travelling from Dahod to Gandhinagar when a group of policemen stopped them at the checkpoint at Odhav. The Odhav Police then asked all the students to deboard the vehicle to check if the students had all the necessary documents.
However, the Police started assaulting them, and beating them with a plastic pipe, while demanding ₹10,000 from the children. The group mentioned that they had Rs ₹6,000 only; the Police took the entire amount and left. A complaint was filed against the four accused police officers, and all of the accused were arrested on Thursday for the crime.
The minimum punishment under the 'Prevention of Atrocities Against The SC/ ST Act' mandates a minimum sentence of six months against the accused and the upper limit has been set as five years along with a fine.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flagged 175 veterinary care vehicles, costing the state nearly ₹143 crores in the first phase of 'Dr YSR Mobile Veterinary Ambulatory Clinical Services' from his camp office. In two stages, 340 vehicles would be introduced across the state for a cost worth ₹278 crores.
The scheme would ensure better accessibility of veterinary services provided by the state government at the farmer's doorstep to increase their final produce. The Mobile Ambulatory Veterinary Clinics (MAVC) in the State would develop veterinary care.
Ambulances Would Tend To All Emergency Services
The official release from Chief Minister's office mentioned, "An amount of ₹143 crores has been spent for these 175 ambulances introduced under phase 1. Another 165 veterinary ambulances costing ₹135 crore will be added in the second phase, making it a total of 340 ambulances with two veterinary ambulances for each of 175 assembly constituencies", Hindustan Times reported. The state government's ambulances would tend to all emergency services, including artificial insemination and early veterinary diagnosis.
Hydraulic Lift Is One Of The Major Features
One of the major facilities that the Dr YSR Mobile Veterinary Ambulatory Clinical Services' ambulance would provide to the farmers is a 'hydraulic lift', which would allow animals to be lifted to the nearest government veterinary hospital. A veterinary doctor and a para-veterinary worker would be available in each ambulance. The small laboratory would be equipped to conduct over 20 types of manure tests and 15 kinds of blood tests, vaccines, medicines and a hydraulic facility to load cattle into the vehicle.
Moreover, the mobile ambulances are equipped to carry out minor surgeries on bovine animals, goats, and pets in addition to the primary facilities. If the animal is transported to the veterinary hospital in case of emergency, it would also be transported to the farmer's house after treatment, free of cost.
As educational institutions have reopened following the drop in COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government is set to launch the Navchetana programme to reduce drug abuse among children.
The programme will be implemented under National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) in 10 selected districts, namely Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Angul, Sundargarh, Khurda, Ganjam, Balasore, Kendrapara and Kalahandi for the next three years to reduce adverse consequences of drug abuse.
Awareness in 10 Schools
The government has directed the district Social Security Officers to implement the programme as per the State action plan prepared in line with the national action plan. As part of the programme, 10 schools in each of the 10 identified districts will be taken up to provide education and awareness on drug abuse among school-going children in the age group of 11-18 years, The New Indian Express reported.
It has been decided to set up outreach and Drop-in-Centres (ODIC) in five districts - Cuttack, Puri, Angul, Khurda and Jagatsighpur to conduct outreach activities in the community for the prevention of drug abuse with a particular focus on youth who are dependent on the substances.
The ODICs would provide safe and secure drop-in spaces for drug users in the community. The centres will have the provisions of screening, assessment and counselling and would provide referral and linkage to treatment and rehabilitation services for drug dependents.
Trained And Multidisciplinary Team
In addition, the centres will be led by trained staff, staffed by a multidisciplinary team adequately trained in the delivery of evidence-based interventions and render psychosocial interventions, including cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing and linkage for treatment, rehabilitation and vocational training.
A community based peer-led intervention drive would also be launched in three districts - Puri, Angul and Khurda.
Director of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Bratati Harichandan said that several initiatives would be launched under the programme to help the young generation develop a positive attitude that is protective against substance abuse.