Severe cyclonic storm “Gaja” crossed between the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam early Friday, with wind speed gusting up to 120 km per hour, a weather bulletin said.
According to Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority, as many as 76,290 people were evacuated from low lying areas and sheltered at over 300 relief centres in six districts including Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvarur. Due to Cyclone Gaja, a holiday has been declared for educational institutions in Nagapattinam.
Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Thiruvarur districts are receiving rainfall. The weather office predicted rainfall at most places, with heavy to very heavy at a few places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Meanwhile a recent video of a Tamilnadu bus conductor taking efforts to make his passengers reach their destination safe surfaced on Internet. Shabbir Ahmed,a journalist uploaded the video in which the bus conductor seems to be in his early 30’s introducing himself as Bala Bairavan.
In the video he is seen holding the electric wires with a long broken branch of a tree in order to make way for the bus. When Shabbir asked about his whereabouts, Bala said that his origin is Voimedu, a village in Vedaranyam taluk, Nagapattinam district. The bus comes all the way from Chennai he added.
While most of us making excuses and pointing fingers at storms and rains to bunk our daily work, this youth made efforts and helped his passengers to reach their destination safely. On sharing the video Shabbir wrote “
#RealHeros #BalaBairavan who works as a conductor in TN State Transport corporation & look at his dedication to to go the extra mile to provide transport services to people… #Chennai– #Vedaranayam bus service #Respect #TN68N0450 #GajaCyclone #CycloneGaja #GajaCycloneUpdate“
Check out the video here :
#RealHeros #BalaBairavan who works as a conductor in TN State Transport corporation & look at his dedication to to go the extra mile to provide transport services to people… #Chennai– #Vedaranayam bus service #Respect #TN68N0450 #GajaCyclone #CycloneGaja #GajaCycloneUpdate pic.twitter.com/l2xT1oRhLU
— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) November 16, 2018
On seeing this video actress Kasthuri applauded their effort and glorified them as the pillars of Tamilnadu :
salute. அடாது மழைபெய்தாலும் விடாது கடமையாற்றும் இவரை போன்ற இளைஞர்கள் தமிழ்நாட்டின் தூண்கள். அரசு பேருந்து நடத்துனர் பாலபைரவனுக்கும் அந்த பேருந்தின் ஓட்டுனருக்கும் பாராட்டுக்கள்! #cyclonegaja #GajaCyclone #GajaCycloneUpdate https://t.co/yGkUoIxuMT
— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) November 16, 2018
Check out some of the reactions from twitter users for their hard work :
எத்தனையோ தனியார்துறையை விட, பொதுத்துறையும் அதன் ஊழியர்களும் நம்பகமான சேவையை தருபவர்களே. இவர்களை நம்பி தைரியமாக பயணம் செய்யலாம்
— rsjram2676 (@rsjram2676) November 16, 2018
தம்பி பால பைரவா
மின் கம்பியை தூக்க ஈர கம்பை பயன்படுத்தாதே
கரண்ட் இல்லை என்றாலும் கவனமா இருக்கனும்
— kulitalaimanodmk (@KULTALAIMANODMK) November 16, 2018
Unveiling many unsung heroes from morning… Great work👏👏👏
— மாயவன் (@maayavanoffl) November 16, 2018
Hatsoff to them.. எவ்வளவு பாராட்டினாலும் தகும்
— Manikandaprasad (@Manikan69168334) November 16, 2018
He is from my native..
— Suriya Ambikapathi (@SuriyaHearts) November 16, 2018
Indeed they are real heroes. Lets make them famous !!