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IAS Officer Worked As Volunteer For Kerala Flood Relief For 8 days

KERALA: The recent floods in Kerala have left a trail of destruction, but brought out the best of humanity among the people.  A 32-year-old IAS officer, Kannan Gopinathan worked at relief camps in flood-hit Kerala and carried relief material on his head for eight days until he was recognised by a senior. He was on an official visit to give a ₹1 crore cheque for Kerala CM’s relief fund. Gopinathan serves as a district collector in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

He was spotted while volunteering at a relief camp at the Kerala Books and Publications Society office, by a senior currently posted in Kerala.

Young IAS officer is being praised for his silent service to the flood-affected people. Gopinathan, a 2012 batch IAS officer serving as district collector in the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, had arrived in Kerala on August 26 as the state battled devastation from deadly floods.

The most horrific flood of the century of Kerala has completely ruined the state. So far, more than 400 people have died here, while thousands of animals have died in death. More than 50 lakh people have been affected by this flood.

This article was first published on http://www.wakeuppost.com.

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