Assam Schools Hoist National Flag In Waist Deep Flood Water

The exemplary spirit of a Muslim assistant teacher who hoisted the national flag in waist deep water and sang the national anthem despite some leaders trying to link it to religion is attracting appreciation from thousands across the country.

Guwahati: While leaders create clamour by putting religion before patriotism, an assistant teacher in flood hit State of Assam went out of the way to express his patriotism.  A Muslim teacher, Mizanur Rahman along with a few others hoisted the national flag to keep up the spirit of Independence Day in a flooded school premises.

Later, he shared the pictures on his Facebook wall, where he was seen hoisting the national flag amidst all the flood water.  Rahman and his colleagues were seen saluting to the high hoisted flag, standing in waist deep water with an unfazed look. The children in the photos were almost submerged by water till their necks.

In just four hours, this post has gone viral and garnered 16,000 reactions.

In the post, Mizanur has written:  ”Happy independence day to all…..I am the assistant teacher at this school, school name…1185 No. Naskara LP School… under Fakirganj Police station. Dhubri….no need to tell how we are right now, pic will tell all the stories…I did not expect this kind of support….thank you all for sharing this picture.”

According to reports, Rahman told media that since they were unable to do much due to the flooding, they simply hoisted the national flag and sang the national anthem, “Vande Mataram.”

The celebration was closed swiftly as the young children were standing in the waters.

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