A picture of an IAS officer from Manipur standing in waist-deep water to help marooned people during a flood relief operations has gone viral on social media and earned him much praise and respect.
According to the Hindustan Times, the photograph shows flood control secretary Deleep Singh spearheading relief and rescue operations in flood-affected areas. The picture is being shared widely on social media, with many praising the IAS officer for his dedication.
Manipur chief minister N Biren singh shared this picture and wrote his time line” flood situation becoming bad to worse all over state. Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DG, IAS Officers, Security forces, personal of all departments…….. all are involved in facing the calamity from dawn to dusk ….”.
Flood situation becoming bad to worse all over the State. Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DG, IAS officers, security forces, personal of all Departments and CSOs, all are involved in facing the calamity from dawn to dusk and still goin on. @PMOIndia @rammadhavbjp @RajatSethi86 pic.twitter.com/OOdM520fcS
— Nongthombam Biren (@NBirenSingh) June 13, 2018
Manipur’s Water Resources Minister Letpao Haokip was also present during the relief operation and hailed a hero.
The two officers were supervising repair of the breached embankment of river Imphal at New Checkon on Wednesday when the photograph was taken.
Also present at the site was Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and other ministers and officers.
Manipur has experienced severe flash floods in the last few days. The picture of Deleep Singh that has gone viral on social media was originally shared by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Twitter on June 13, who wrote that the situation in the state had gone from bad to worse.