Documentary on longest rescue operation: Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday announced that the longest rescue operation which led to the rescue of a 11-year-old from a borewell after nearly five days will be made into a documentary film.

It would provide insights to rescue teams in future and an important lesson to prevent such incidents across the country, he said.

He was addressing an event here to felicitate district officials, NDRF and SDRF teams, army and police personnel and others for their outstanding efforts which went into rescuing Rahul in village Pihrid in Janjgir-Champa district.

Baghel said the state                      government will take care of the entire cost of Rahul’s education and medical expenses.

“The mission was arduous with many hurdles and struggles. It has been accomplished only because of team understanding, hard work, dedication and courage,” he said.

“A documentary film based on the entire incident will be made. Once again, the team will be             honoured in the ‘Rajyotsava’ (November 1) as well.”

Heaping praise on the rescuers, Baghel said: “You all stood firm even in adverse circumstances and made untiring efforts round the clock, working in the scorching heat and uncomfortable hot nights, to save the boy.

“Rahul’s courage and bravery kept the hopes of his rescuers alive, boosting their morale to keep moving.”

Collector Janjgir-Champa Jitendra Shukla shared details of the rescue operation and backup support given by the Chief Minister. It took more than 104 hours, around five days. The         rescuers worked day and night.

Inspector General of Police Ratanlal Dangi said the                  circumstances were too difficult but the hard work of the team and leadership support made the              operation successful.