They came from all over Kerala with their boats and played an integral part in saving a good portion of those trapped in waterlogged homes.
On Monday refused to accept Rs. 3,000 offered to each member of the community by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced that the Government will honour fishing workers who were part of the rescue mission. All boats will be granted ₹3000 for each day of their work. Government will also bear the repairing costs of boats damaged during the mission. #KeralaFloods
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 19, 2018
Facts of Modi ji Govt. 1. Shivaji statue given Rs 3500 cr 2. Sardar Patel statue given Rs 3000 cr 3. Mallya ran 10000 cr 4. Nirav ran 13500 cr. 5. Rafale deal extra for each jet Rs 1000 cr. 6. Kerala biggest calamity in over 100 yrs Rs 500 cr given, even UAE gave more. Shame!
— Adarsh Shastri (@adarshshastri) August 21, 2018
6 lakh brothers and sisters are living in 3000 relief camps.
Please come forward and help Kerala and Kodugu.
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) August 19, 2018
Khais Mohmmed from Fort Kochi said in a video post that he and his colleagues were happy to hear the words of praise from the chief minister for the role they played in going to the remotest areas amid pouring rain and dangerous waters to rescue the marooned.
Khais Mohmmed from Fort Kochi posted a video message on Facebook for the CM from his community’s behalf
However, he had a certain grievance to convey. He continues:
You can watch the video here:
These men are indeed real life superheroes if there ever were one. They came to the aid of their fellow Keralites without even being asked to and have proved how big a heart they possess. Salute to all the fishermen folk of Kerala for showing us that humanity trumps everything else at times like this.