The news of 12 Thai boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, and their football coach, being stuck inside a flooded cave in north Thailand’s Chiang Rai, has shocked people across the globe. Even in India, people are following the group’s desperate attempt to stay alive.
The Financial Times reports that according to Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra Group, we need to pay heed to such incidents.
Enough problems in India to worry about. Should we be focusing on this? Yes.1) Because we live on the same planet. And 2) because all of us on this planet face the same challenge: Survival. And we should cheer all those who rescue us&help us survive. Save a prayer for them today. https://t.co/LyiQf9AgCk
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 8, 2018
The Mahindra & Mahindra chief tweeted quite the pertinent points, saying that while there many problems in India, the country also needs to focus on the 13 people trapped in the cave. He spoke of the challenge of survival and the importance of praying for the rescuers. The honcho clearly wants the public to practice empathy—a truly rare quality nowadays.
Mahindra’s tweet also attempts to bolster the rescuers who are braving incredible odds to save the 13 people trapped in the cave. He shared an article about the rescue conditions being perfect right now, before fresh rainfall, and excess carbon dioxide ends up threatening the group’s survival. Rescuing the players and the coach is a round-the-clock race against time.
The 12 boys and their coach from the “Wild Boar” football team got trapped in a small chamber of the Tham Luang cave complex, on June 23rd. All authorities are engaged in active rescue, with the Thai Navy SEALS publishing notes scrawled by the trapped boys, to their families.
Around 100 exploratory holes have been dug into the mountainside to attempt to evacuate the boys, so they don’t have to take a dangerous dive through submerged tunnels. Oxygen, by way of an air-pipe, is being fed into the chamber as well. As of now, 4 boys have been rescued.
Let us hope authorities can carry out the rescue efficiently, and save the rest of the young lives.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)