While authorities in Uttarakhand are struggling to bring the raging forest fire under control, a group of seven RSS workers used an ingenious method to douse the flames in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.
Green Date leaves do not catch fire easily and the men used it like a squatter to extinguish the flames by beating on them.
Despite their efforts, the workers from the local RSS wing at Bandla were not able to save a larger part of the area.
When asked about the forest fires that were affecting his state too, Singh dismissed it as a “nothing new”.
He said that the situation in his state was “not like in Uttarakhand” despite the fact that on May 2 children were evacuated from a school in Kasuali when flames reached a nearby forest.