12-year-old Venkatesh shows the way, ambulance driver follows in Karnataka's Raichur district.
This is a heartwarming story from the state of Karnataka, which has been badly affected by the rains. So far, more than 60 people have been killed in the rains and flooding.
The video of a 12-year-old boy guiding an ambulance in the midst of a flash flood two days ago has gone viral. Following this, the Raichur district administration has recommended to the Central Government that the boy be given a bravery award.
Venkatesh, a 12-year-old boy from Raichur district, belongs to the village of Hirerayanakambi. Venkatesh was playing with his friends in a flooded area two days ago. The bridge in the area was submerged and an ambulance driver was unsure how to cross it. He asked for help from the boys who were playing nearby. But when none of the boys came forward to help, Venkatesh stepped up to guide him over the bridge. With Venkatesh leading the way, the ambulance followed.
The ambulance had 6 children and the body of a dead woman. The video was shared on social media.
Video courtesy: The NewsMinute
Venkatesh's bravery has won him many admirers. Raichur district collector Manivannan has written to the Department of Women and Child Development recommending that Venkatesh should be given a bravery award.