Even as various government agencies were involved in the herculean task of rescuring the two-year-old boy Surjith, who was trapped in a borewell at Nadukattupatti village near Manapparai in Trichy for the last two days, people from across the country, including former Congress President Rahul Gandhi prayed for the safety of the boy.Apart from Rahul Gandhi, actor Rajinikanth and actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam Founder Kamal Haasan and cricketer Harbhajan Singh prayed forthe safe rescue of the toddlers.
Special prayers were held in several temples, mosques, churches and other places of worship.Rahul Gandhi tweeted ''While the nation celebrates Deepavali, in Tamil Nadu a race against time is underway to save baby Surjith, who has been trappedin a borewell since Friday.''''I pray that he will be rescued and reunited with his distraught parentsat the earliest'', he added. Talking to reporters here, Rajinikanth said was praying for Surjith to be rescued alive.
He also urged the government to take precautionary steps on the issue of deep borewells and also said the parents should also be more careful abouttheir children.Kamal Haasan too took to twitter and said the rescue effort should be a success. Veteran cricketer Harbhajan tweeted in Tamil : ''as a father, I can feel the pain and agony of Sujith's parents and the child should come alive''.