Thiruvananthapuram: After the unprecedented rain disrupted normal life in Kerala killing hundreds and displacing thousands, people are now gradually heading back home from relief camps across the state.
While complete rehabilitation in the state will take a few years to complete, Keralites with their high spirits have already started to make the best out of their situation. As help is pouring in, in the form of resources from NGOs, individuals and state governments, many have landed in the flood-hit state in person to help rebuild Kerala.
Social media is flooding with positive stories from the state.
Some displaced people affected by the floods took shelter in a Kongorpilly Govt Higher Secondary School in Koonammavu in Ernakulam district temporarily, and before leaving for a shelter, they did something heart-warming for the authorities.
The fourth floor of the school, which served as a temporary shelter for 1,200 people was left in a spotless and clean state after the people left. A Facebook post going viral, shows the image of the school floor.
When one of the people displaced was asked why she was cleaning up, she said, “This place was home for me for the last four days. How can I leave it dirty? We keep our homes clean, right?” The photo was captured while the last person was being shifted to a relief centre.
Several more photos regarding Kerala reconstruction have gone viral over the past couple of days as the incessant flood-causing rains receded.
While some shared inspirational stories of how a road is being reconstructed within days of the devastating flood, another shared a photo establishing communal harmony in the state synonymous with ‘God’s own country.’
Here’s another heart warming video from flood-hit Kerala, which is going viral: