The alertness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of a water project in Sanosara, Gujarat saved the lives of several cameramen and photographers. Addressing the public at a function after he inaugurated the ambitious SAUNI project, the Prime Minister was just looking at the flow of the water at the Aji-3 dam site after pushing a button to start the release from the dam.

Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nitin Patel said, “He suddenly noticed that several cameramen and photographers were standing on the downstream side. The strong flow of water released a little while ago was racing towards them and could have washed them away,”

Totally immersed in taking photographs of the event and covering it, the cameramen and photographers were very much unaware of it. But by clapping his hands and with other gestures the Prime Minister alerted them and they escaped the danger just in time.

“If the PM had not alerted them, a big mishap could have happened,” Patel said.