Guwahati: How many times have you seen insensitive motorists denying passage to emergency vehicles like ambulances on Indian roads? The answer would be ‘countless’.
A 26-year-old youth in Guwahati, Assam, however, thought enough is enough. While returning home from his evening bicycle ride earlier this week, Ripunjay Gogoi spotted an ambulance trying to make its way through the maddening traffic of Guwahati.
Realising what the slightest delay in the transportation of the patient may cost, Gogoi instantly jumped to help the ambulance.
The cyclist then led the vehicle from the front asking other motorists to give way to the emergency vehicle. He did this from the Supermarket area of the city to Six Mile — a distance of about 1 km. At first, Gogoi thought the ambulance will go to Down Town Hospital, but the driver said it was headed to Nagaon.
His act of kindness didn’t go unnoticed. In a video that has now gone viral, the ambulance driver is heard thanking him. Netizens lauded his noble deed — the video has been viewed over 44,000 times on Facebook and counting.
An alumnus of Maharshi Vidya Mandir in Lal Mati and Army Public School in Basistha, Guwahati, Gogoi completed his Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from New Delhi. He is currently preparing for competitive examinations.