Thursday, September 11, 2008
Real life HERO
Photo source: http://img.servihoo.com/kinews/AFP/208006-1.jpg
There is the most talked about movie 'THE DARK KNIGHT' showing in theatres right now in Mauritius. Heroes, wandering at night, helping those in need, fighting vilains, killing evil forces etc...Batman, Superman, Spider man, man & man...
However, I was most impressed by someone who does not call himself a hero, yet is no less than one. I know 11 Indians who will remember him till their last breath.
In august 2008, Karl Secondis, an Australian business man was on holidays with his family at Grand Baie. He was fishing with his 7 years old son in the lagoon at Pereybere when he noticed people in distress. Here is the link to the article in L'express (in french):
He rescued 11 Indians whose boat met with some troubles and they were hanging to their lives in the water (note only one of them knew how to swim). I believe Karl Secondis should be given a medal of courage by both the Government of Mauritius and India. I am so relieved to know that even in today's world, there walk on the Earth people who are courageous and humble.
HATS OFF to you Mr Karl Secondis!!! You are a real life hero! You must surely be the pride of your family and your kids will have tales of a real hero to tell their school friends back in Australia, their hero, their dad :)