Save Sidda: Now, defence personnel step in to help ailing jumbo

Save Sidda: Now, defence personnel step in to help ailing jumbo

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-11-07 19:25 Bengaluru: After volunteers and villagers, defence personnel from the Madras Engineers Group (MEG) have now come forward to help ailing elephant Sidda.Avarahalli, near Manchanabele dam, where the injured elephant is housed in a make shift camp, is now full of uniform clad jawans, whose trucks are busy fetching things required for the big day. The elephant might be up on its feet again with a little help from the jawans.The team is currently building a platform for the injured elephant. "The concerned authorities came yesterday to enquire about the status of the elephant. They were told that it needs support to stand up,” said Kiran, pointing at the ongoing construction. Kiran along with his wife Savitha Baramagoudar started the Save Sidda campaign.The MEG personnel will be assembling the entire structure tp help the elephant stand up and also support it till it gains strength.Interestingly, not a single forest officer had arrived at the spot except a guard. Meanwhile, Sidda, though unable to stand on his own, has shown a bit of improvement as his food intake has increased to about 200 kilos from the earlier 70-80 kilos. This has brought cheers to the campaigners and the villagers who have been struggling to help Sidda.