They say 'do good to feel good' and upon closer look, that doesn't really seem like rocket science, does it? Although it seems easier for people to act as though it is nothing less than a jigsaw puzzle, let's face it - it doesn't take more than a single act of kindness and consideration to make us realise how priceless a random good deed can be.
Hours ago, Minister of Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to share this one particular incident in Assam wherein a herd of 25 elephants was saved from an impending accident on the railway tracks by the alert railway crew at the Dekargaon Station.
à¤¹à¤¾à¤¥à¥ à¤®à¥à¤°à¤¾ à¤¸à¤¾à¤¥à¥: Commendable alertness & prompt action of railway crew saved a herd of 25 elephants, who were crossing the rail track, by stopping the train near Dekargaon Station in Assam. pic.twitter.com/mwUfWf4pWB— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) October 31, 2019
As of the 2017 wildlife census, Assam is home to some 5,719 elephant species. However, owing to large scale development and infrastructure projects, their shrinking habitat has pushed elephants to venture closer to human civilisation, thereby often causing casualties for both.
However, the railway officials prompt move to keep the herd of elephants from harm's way is indeed commendable. At a time when people have stopped thinking twice before attacking each other, it's heartwarming to see people care for these beings who cannot speak for themselves.
An Assam State Forest Department report from 2001 to 2014 claimed that as many as 225 wild elephants were killed by poaching, poisoning, electrocution, and speeding trains in the state. Thankfully 25 of these docile creatures were saved this time around.