02 August 2019
Nabarangpur: Winning hearts and spreading smiles, the Block Development Officer of Kosagumuda block Shantiprava Pradhan treaded muddy paths and braved incessant rains to provide relief to people of three water-logged panchayats on Wednesday.
As monsoon is at its peak, heavy rainfall has thrown normal life out of gear in Nabarangpur. People in several flooded villages especially Ukiapali panchayat's Ghatabasuli village needed immediate assistance of relief and rescue operations.
Taking matter into her own hands, Pradhan undertook the operation. Along with relief materials, the lone woman embarked to the remote village along with an ODRAF team and the tehsildar.
Knee-deep water, rain and no electricity did not bother her. She successfully evacuated people to safer places and also distributed relief materials. Pradhan finished her work late in the night and returned home. She even lost her way in the boat while coming back as the GPS signal was unavailabale but, she persevered.
She finally reached the headquarters at 9 pm and was received with praises for her brave efforts.