Gujarat Minister of State for home affairs Harsh Sanghvi once again set an example of compassion and sensitivity by halting his official convoy to save a drowning woman.
When Harsh Sanghvi saw a woman jumping into the Tapi river from Sardar bridge, Surat, he stopped his convoy on the bridge and called the fire department. The fire brigade team reached the spot and attempted to save the woman. Unfortunately, the fire brigade could fish out only her body. She was also moved to private hospital where she was officially declared dead.
Harsh Sanghvi, 38 is the youngest minister in the Gujarat Cabinet. He recently won hearts of the people when he worked persistently in the case of abandoned child Shivash–who was left by his father at Swaminarayan temple, Ahmedabad. He is allocated nine ministerial portfolios that include Home, Disaster Management and Police Housing; Minister for State in Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities, NRI, Excise and Prohibition, Border Security and Prisons.
When Vibes of India contacted Sanghvi, he said, “I was passing by the Sardar bridge for work when I saw people gathered on the bridge. I immediately stopped the convoy and knew that a woman had jumped in the Tapi river. We took her to Hospital, did our best but she couldn’t survive.”
Sanghvi has been in community service for over a decade. He entered the world of politics as a social worker at the young age of 15. While working with Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the BJP, he travelled in the remotest part of India. Serving the underprivileged and the working middle class has been at the heart of his leadership. In 2015 he along with 400 volunteers associated gathered at Navdi Ovara on the bank of river Tapi in Nanpura for cleaning it. The young volunteers who came with banners and brooms, stepped into thick muck on the river bank to remove plastic and waste.
“Humanity is greater than all. I have a special relationship with Surat and Civil hospital and even in the future I will always be ready to help my people,” added Sanghvi. Over the years, he has launched several programmes for the differently-abled including distributing disabled-friendly mobile phones and Youth Entrepreneurship Summit in 2015. As a youth himself, Mr. Sanghvi, is compassionate and easily accessible by the citizens. Earlier he also spearheaded the work to set up the Covid care facility at SMC’s Community Hall in Althan area.