Shashi Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Last Updated: Feb 07 2019 17:32
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has recommended Kerala fishermen, whose deeds of courage were the main highlight of the rescue operations during the 2018 Kerala floods, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Committee is responsible for the selection of eligible candidates and the choice of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

“It was during the height of this tragedy (floods) that fishermen groups of Kerala, at great risk to their lives and potential damage to the boats that are the source of their livelihood, jumped into the fray to save their fellow citizens,”

“In spite of these conditions, as their lifesaving service during the floods clearly demonstrated, there is an extraordinarily altruistic spirit that animates and drives these coastal warriors of the state,” he said.

“The lasting image of a fisherman bending low in the water so as to allow an older person he had rescued to climb on his back and get on his boat is a particularly striking reflection of this spirit that has been etched into the hearts of a grateful community,” he wrote sharing this picture.

 

The worst devastation was reported in August when the state was ravaged by floods, reports HT.