Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses during 'Sanjhi Virasat Bachao Sammelan', in New Delhi on Aug 16, 2018.(Image Source: IANS)

New Delhi, Aug 21 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hailed the people of Suntikoppa, a small town in Karnataka, for working together to help the flood victims of the state and described them as an "oasis of hope".

"In Kodagu, Karnataka, massive floods have unleashed a trail of devastation. But amidst the gloom, here's a great story about an oasis of hope, a small town, Suntikoppa, where Shiv, Ram, Christ, Allah and the Buddha are working together to help those in need. This is India!" Gandhi said in a tweet attaching a newsreport.

In the newsreport, it was mentioned how the people of Suntikoppa converted a temple, a church and a madarsa into a relief camp by keeping caste or religion at bay, thus showing the essence of communal harmony.

The heavy rains in Karnataka, leading to flooding and landslips, have claimed 12 lives in Kodagu district.

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