All 41 workers trapped underground in a tunnel in Silkyara in Uttarakhand were rescued today. The breakthrough came after rat miners were brought in last night and dug the last section by hand. Amid this, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra took to .
“It’s time for gratitude. Thank you to EVERYONE who has worked tirelessly over the past 17 days to save these 41 precious lives. More than any sporting victory could have, you have lifted the spirit of a nation and united us in our hope. You have reminded us that no tunnel is too hard to get out of, no task is impossible if our actions and prayers are collaborative and collective. #Uttarakhand,” he said on the microblogging platform.
It’s time for gratitude. Thank you to EVERYONE who has worked tirelessly over the past 17 days to save these 41 precious lives. More than any sporting victory could have, you have lifted the spirit of a nation and united us in our hope. You reminded us that there is no tunnel… https://t.co/ZSTRZAAJOl
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) November 28, 2023
Since being shared, his post has generated a lot of comments online.
“Very well said sir. Hats off to everyone involved. You guys did a great job,” said one user.
“Amazing to see the smiles on their faces. 41 workers, 17 days and billion prayers. The wait is over! God is great. India is great,” one person added.
A third added: ‘Relieving news! Kudos to the efforts and hard work of the rescuers.’
Meanwhile, the first few workers were brought out on modified stretchers after NDRF (National Disaster Relief Force) personnel entered and conducted an initial assessment of their condition. Doctors say all employees are in good health. In addition to the temporary hospital, extensive preparations have been made for the rescue. An Air Force Chinook helicopter is on standby for emergencies and a green corridor has been created to shift the workers to a hospital 35 km away in Chinyalisaur. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Sing Dhami is also on the spot.
Prime Minister Modi also took to social media and stated that the courage and patience of the jailed workers inspire everyone in the country. He stated that everyone involved in the rescue mission showed “an amazing example of humanity and teamwork”. He said, “The success of our brothers’ rescue operation in Uttarkashi makes everyone emotional. I want to say to the friends who were trapped in the tunnel that your courage and patience inspire everyone. I wish you all the best and good health. .”
“It is a great satisfaction that these friends of ours will now meet their loved ones after a long wait. The patience and courage shown by all these families during this challenging time cannot be appreciated enough. I also salute the spirits of all the people involved in this rescue operation. His courage and determination have breathed new life into our brothers. Everyone involved in this mission has set a great example of humanity and teamwork,” he added.