New Delhi: Not all heroes wear capes, some wear Khaki.
Even as riots and enmity have been grabbing headlines owing to sporadic clashes, a story of hope and bravery has emerged from Rajasthan’s Karauli. A real-life hero – 31-year-old Netresh Sharma – who was working as a constable with Rajasthan Police – has emerged as the face of hope and compassion in the middle of this difficult phase.
Not fearing for his life, Netresh took a child from its caretakers trapped in the strife-torn area which was up in flames and ran through fire to a safe spot.
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi lauded the brave constable for going beyond the call of duty and doing his bit to save the child.
“Congratulations on bringing laurels to the Khaki uniform not just in Rajasthan, but across the country. Your son and daughter will always feel proud of you upon looking at your image of saving that child. Only those people are remembered who do not care about their life while performing their duty. Do not ever let your determination fade away, continue to make the nation proud,” Mr Satyarthi said while speaking with him over phone.
Beaming with joy on receiving Mr Satyarthi’s call, Netresh said, “I’m thankful for your blessings. My family is very happy. I want to continue to serve the people this way. I want my children to follow the same path. I want them to serve the public.”
Netresh is also being appreciated for his selfless service by netizens the world over. Rajasthan Police too took to Twitter to “salute the spirit” of the constable.
एक मां को साथ लिए, सीने से मासूम को चिपकाए दौड़ते खाकी के कदम।#RajasthanPolice के कांस्टेबल नेत्रेश शर्मा के जज्बे को सलाम।
— Rajasthan Police (@PoliceRajasthan) April 3, 2022
Rajasthan’s Karauli has been witnessing unrest of late since a stone-pelting incident occurred during a bike rally carried out by a religious group. Several shops and houses were gutted in the clashes.