Disaster gave me two things, a moment to react and a decision to overcome.
Our texts talk about Emergency management as taking control of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies—preparedness, response, and recovery—in order to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters.
This undoubtedly is the definition of the disaster management, but to apply it practically is beautiful without doing any degree programs on the above.
Two most beautiful instances include the duo couple Hemal and Hiten Dedhia and the Kindness Tycoon, Mr.Rushabh Turakhia.
Most of us seemed to be checking the WhatsApp messages being circulated within the cosiness of our homes whereas, these individuals actually showed what disaster management truly means.
A little phone call from Hemal’s friend, that a bus with the AVM school children was stranded at Sion, put Hemal on high alert. She readily agreed to take care of the distressed children. And no sooner, the little bundles of smiles entered her home, her daughter Mehr was overjoyed as she now had the company of so many friends. Hemal, always enjoyed being the troubleshooter, and with that She and her ever helping hubby Hiten, got to work happily getting the basic necessities for the children, like food and other supplies. My unsung heroes, they helped parents be at ease. Cheers to you, fam, you just proved this right “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
On the other side, I had a talk with my friend, Rushabh, inquired whether his son Vivaan had reached home after school. And that got me embracing another beautiful instance. Rushabh has been a strong believer that Kindness is free and you need to sprinkle that stuff everywhere. Rushabh, a parent of Dhirubhai Ambani International school, walked from Dadar to Sion, waded through the chest-deep waters, boarded the school bus and bought snacks for all the school children, to cheer them up thus giving a parental feel to 78 children and then driving back to school with them. He did not miss the teachers, bhaiyyas and didis and the bus driver on board, who tirelessly worked through the whole evening. The children had a great time at the school playing games and enjoyed watching movies together. There were smiles across on this day of calamity too as they happily faced it together. Rushabh finally reached home at 6 am in the morning with a happy and satisfied, Vivaan, who is always proud of his father.
To sum it all up, I am so proud of u, We need more like U.. KUDOS TO HEMAL, HITEN AND RUSHABH. Their little attempts made the day brighter.
– By Sheetal Mehta