Rahul hails people of Suntikoppa as oasis of hope

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New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hailed the people of Suntikoppa, a small town in Karnataka, for working together to help the flood victims of the state and described them as an “oasis of hope”.

“In Kodagu, Karnataka, massive floods have unleashed a trail of devastation. But amidst the gloom, here’s a great story about an oasis of hope, a small town, Suntikoppa, where Shiv, Ram, Christ, Allah and the Buddha are working together to help those in need. This is India!” Gandhi said in a tweet attaching a newsreport.

In the newsreport, it was mentioned how the people of Suntikoppa converted a temple, a church and a madarsa into a relief camp by keeping caste or religion at bay, thus showing the essence of communal harmony.

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The heavy rains in Karnataka, leading to flooding and landslips, have claimed 12 lives in Kodagu district.

–IANS

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