The worst flood to hit Kerala in a century had claimed hundreds of lives and rendered thousands homeless leaving a trail of destruction, but it also brought out some incidents of extraordinary heroism, and unity among the people of the state.
Fishermen, in particular played a decisive role in rescue operations. Their selfless efforts were recognised and hailed by media and by the state government alike. One such fisherman Jaisal K P from Tanur in Malappuram district became a hero after a video of him went viral on social meida. He was seen bending down in water for women to step on him so that they can get into the rescue boat.
Mahindra and Mahindra car dealer in Kerala ‘Eram Motors’ rewarded the 32-year-old fisherman a brand new Mahindra Marazzo for his extraordinary heroism to help the flood victims of Kerala.
Kerala Excise and Labour minister TP Ramachandran officially handed over the keys to Jaisal. One Sundar Ramachandran tagged Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra in a tweet, to which the Auto Major’s top boss reacted with three cheers.
In another tweet Anand Mahindra wrote, “Let me clarify that the credit for this very generous gesture goes entirely to our principals
@EramMotors I only applauded it loudly! It was entirely their idea.”