Report: Rahul Kapoor, Photography: Mohd.
At 7 in the
morning, on one of the most perfect days for some off-road fun, with a slight
drizzle of rain and overcast skies, we found ourselves in the middle of barren forest
land near the Delhi-Haryana border and we were given the mighty Polaris RZR XP4
900, which has just returned from Jammu & Kashmir after rescuing lives
during the after math of the horrific floods that left numerous people
If you live
in the real world and do watch television or keep an eye on the news, you must
probably know that recently in September in the northern state of India --
Jammu & Kashmir-- a massive flood had broken out, destroying 2600 villages,
leaving many homeless, helpless, stranded and hungry. With no food, no potable
water, harsh temperatures and bad weather, many people went missing, some dead
bodies left unidentified and many more lives lost with around 600 people dead.
The numbers of deaths were increasing day by day. There were many people trying
their best to help as much as they could. Polaris pitched in here with their
all terrain vehicles to assist in the rescue operations. But thanks to some of
these brave people, and the Indian Army who at least tried, the death toll was
controlled in some ways.
operations were launched like air lifts and aerial food drops. The small fleet
of Polaris ATVs donated to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) helped
them out in the rescue mission. Some of the vehicles were the Polaris Ranger
Pick-up, the Polaris Ambulance and the RZR XP4 900.
were brought back to the city we were asked if we would like to have a go at
one of them, so we naturally obliged. Because we think it should be illegal to
say no to anyone or anything who/that is a true National Hero.