Guwahati: Engaging against the fury of nature for continuous seven days Srikona Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 21 Sector Assam Rifles and IGAR (East) persistently carried out flood relief and rescue operation in Silchar city of Assam.
On June 26, 2022, the Srikona Battalion of Assam Rifles along with Engineer Spear of Spear Corps evacuated a six-day-old infant with his mother to a safe haven through the highly inundated area of the city.
The child was born on June 20, the day when devastating floods inundated Silchar city.
Upon getting an SOS call about the stranded family of the newborn, Srikona Battalion launched a swift and coordinated rescue operation to escort the infant and his family to a safer place.
Due to the diligent efforts of the battalion the infant born on June 20, 2022, was brought to the outer world safely. The mother and the child reunited with their family hale and hearty.
The relieved and rejoiced family members expressed sincere gratitude towards the Assam Rifles for their humanitarian contribution to society.
It may be mentioned that the flood situation in the state continued to improve gradually with no downpour in most of the areas of the region on Monday. However, the death toll seemed to be unstopping with eight more people including two children killed in the flood water during the last 24 hours.
Till Monday evening, the death toll in the first wave of flood jumped to 134 while over 21 lakh people continued to remain flood affected in the state.