Kerala Rains: IAS Officers Carrying Rice Bags on Shoulders for Flood Relief Camps Are Setting an Inspirational Example!

Nithya Nair
Pictures of the IAS officers lending a helping hand is being shared widely on social media and are being praised for their efforts.

Fresh rains have intensified in Kerala continuing to flood the state. While relief operations are being conducted in full force, torrential rains have put the lives of thousands of people in danger. A red alert has been sounded in 12 of the 14 districts. Rescue forces have been deployed across districts of the state but the condition is only worsening every day as heavy rains continue. Many actors, celebrities, civil servants have reached out to people on ground level trying to make necessary arrangements for the needy. Among them are two IAS officers who are working for the relief camps in Wayanad district.

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In photos, G Rajamanikyam, Special officer dealing with Disaster Management, and Wayanad sub-collector NSK Umesh can be seen carrying rice bags at the Collectorate for distribution at relief camps. Pictures of the IAS officers lending a helping hand is being shared widely on social media with their efforts being lauded. The men can be seen unloading heavy sacks of rice from a vehicle. Kerala Rains: 26 People Killed Due To Incessant Rainfall; Indian Army, Coast Guard, NDRF Teams Rushed To Flooded Areas

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Here are the pictures:

MG Rajamanickam (former District Collector and now Food Safety Commissioner) and Wayanad subcollector NSK Umesh carrying Rice Sacks for the relief camps at Wayanad Collectorate, Kerala.

— Advaid (@Advaidism) August 14, 2018

Reportedly, many were taking rest after the day's packed schedule and there was short of hands to unload the rice bags. And as another minitruck with relief materials came at around 9:30 pm on Tuesday night, the officers did not hesitate and carried some sacks from the vehicle to the storeroom.

#KeralaFloods#KeralaFloodRelief Special Officer MG Rajamanickam IAS and Sub Collector NSK Umesh IAS unload rice bags, at #Wayanad Collectorate, to be distributed in relief camps. They worked with other employees to unload a vehicle full of supplies. @CMOKerala @NewIndianXpress

— Sovi Vidyadharan (@sovispeaks) August 14, 2018

You can also help Kerala during the tough times by contributing to Chief Minister's relief fund. Anbodu Kochi, a social media initiative in association with Ernakulam district administration has been collecting relief materials to send to the camps. You can connect to send and contribute to their workings.

The Centre on Wednesday rushed four more NDRF teams to Kerala to assist the local administration in the relief-and-rescue operations. In the affected regions, 14 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed; one NDRF team consists of about 45 personnel. Areas affected largely due to flooding and power failure include Idukki, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Thrissur and Pathanamthitta districts.