Modi's alertness saves camera crew

Modi's alertness saves camera crew

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s quick thinking averted possible drowning of a television crew covering the inauguration function of the first phase of the Sauni project.

Before delivering his speech, Modi went to the dam near the village in Jamnagar district to officially inaugurate the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (Sauni) project.

Modi, along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, reached the top of the bridge where he was supposed to push three buttons to open three gates of the dam.

Patel said the television cameramen and their assistants had taken their positions in the bed of the dam to cover the event from below, so that they can capture release of water.
“They were standing at a place which was near gate-1. As soon as Modi pressed the buttons, all the three gates opened one by one and huge amount of water started flowing below. When we all are watching the magnificent view of water falling from dam, Modi’s alert eyes spotted these cameramen below.

“Our prime minister quickly realised that the television crew might get into trouble due to the rising water level. He quickly alerted them by clapping and shouting. He also asked the security personnel to inform the crew to move to a safer place, as water level in the dam bed was rising very quickly,” said Patel.

The entire incident was captured by the crew on camera, in which Modi could be seen asking Rupani and his security personnel to do something. He can be seen pointing at the crew and asking them to move away by waving his hand.

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