As the nation braced for Cyclone Phailin and thousands were evacuated ahead of the cyclone’s destructive intensity, ZHL staff in Odisha put their Durga Puja celebrations on hold to respond to the increased need for emergency services.
On Sunday, October 13th, 2013, ZHL crew carried 36 pregnant women from flood relief camps to hospital for further medical attention. Amidst the chaos that day, a baby born at 4:30 a.m. in the devastated Ganjam district was a silver lining for the families and crew. We named him Phailin.
ZHL is proud and grateful for our Odisha team. They are real-life heroes.