Srinagar: A video clip showing the Indian army soldiers carrying a pregnant woman to hospital on their shoulders amid heavy snowfall in J&K’s Uri sector is doing the rounds on the social media on Sunday.
Defence sources said the army received a distress call from Ghagar Hill village of LoC Boniyar requesting urgent help for carrying a pregnant woman to hospital.
“Braving continuing heavy snowfall and knee deep snow on ground, the soldiers carried the woman on their shoulders over a distance of 6.5 Kms to the primary health centre.”
In another incident during the recent heavy snowfall, the Army, on its Twitter page, said: “Chinarwarriors got a distress call from Ramnagri in #Shopian for urgent medical assistance for a pregnant lady. In heavy snowfall, evacuation team carried the lady on a stretcher & brought her to District Hospital #Shopian.
“Family blessed with a baby boy”.
These gallant acts have been greatly appreciated by the local people as they reflect the humanitarian character of the Indian Army. (IANS)