Rat miners who saved people in Uttarakhand felicitated by Akhileshtext_fields
Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and President of the Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav congratulated the team that rescued 41 persons who were stranded in the Uttarkashi tunnel in Uttarakhand.
He presented a cheque of Rs one lakh each to the miners who included Ankur Kumar, Monu Kumar, Naseem, Md. Irshad, Vakil Hasan, Zahoor Hasan, Firoz Qureshi, Md. Rashid, Naseeruddin Shah, Irshad, Jatin Kashyap, Saurabh Kashyap, Munna and Devendra at a function here on Saturday.
Team leader Vakil Hasan said that he felt very happy when all 41 people were rescued.
Munna Qureshi said that his childhood dream was to meet Akhilesh Yadav, which was fulfilled.
Akhilesh Yadav congratulated those who have saved the lives of the 41 tunnel workers trapped in Uttarkashi.
"People who save lives are priceless, they are priceless people," he added.
He said: "Entire country should understand this message, when we work together then everything is right. We are not in the government, but have respected them. When the government has helped the survivors, it should also help the rescuers."
With inputs from IANS