A soldier is never off duty."
These golden words were proven true after an Army man flew to assist with the relief operations currently underway in flood-hit Kerala.
Major Hemant Raj of 28 MADRAS Sapth Shakti Command specially flew to Kerela while still on holiday. He further organised team of defence personnel on leave, veterans and local fishermen boats to rescue people stranded in far-off locations.“A Soldier is never off duty. Maj Hemant Raj 28 MADRAS Sapth Shakti Comd #IndianArmy flew to Kerela on leave. Imdtly threw himself into #KeralaFloodRelief work. Organised team of Defence persons on leave, veterans & local fishermen boats to help marooned people. Working tirelessly,” tweeted the handle of Public Relation Officer, Defence Rajasthan.Kerala is witnessing the worst floods in a century. Over 370 people have lost their lives and more than a million have been rendered homeless.