-Anand Kumar Barkur
As already reported, a young entrepreneur, Santhosh Shetty, lost his life after he lost control over the vehicle which then plunged into Chowlikere pond on June 21.
It may be noted here that immediately after the incident, two local youths showed immense courage and commitment in trying to save the lives of those trapped in the submerged car. They risked their own lives in jumping into the pond and bringing the two occupants of the car out.
As soon as they came to know about the accident, local youngsters, Pradeep Devadiga and Praveen Poojary, jumped into the pond without giving a thought to the risks involved and gravity of the situation. They could save the life of a lady but Santhosh did not survive the accident. The men who brought Shwetha out of the car provided her first aid.
Both the youngsters who put their own lives to stake when saving the lady have come in for lavish praise. The local residents who came together on the occasion also helped in the rescue. A big salute to everyone who got involved with the task.
Recognizing their brave selfless act, Vakvadi Yuvashakthi Mithra Mandali and the Villagers arranged felicitation function for the Barkur heroes Pradeep Devadiga and Praveen Poojary for saving the life of Shwetha from Vakvadi. They praised their timely action and felicitated them with traditional shawls and fruit platters.
Media representative Bandimatha Shivarama Acharya was present at the occasion.