Yunus, the hero of Chennai flood, gets Anna medal, wants to develop mobile app

Mohammad Yunus who was awarded with Anna Medal for Gallantry award 2016 for rescuing people during the December 2015 floods in TamilNadu, plans to develop a mobile application to tap the talents of youngsters which they could use to serve people.

Yunus was given the award by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the 67th Republic Day celebrations here today.

An elated Yunus says that the award was a motivation for him and that he would develop a mobile application for youngsters.

“I feel great after receiving the award. The floods taught me a great lesson and it was an eye-opener for me as previously I was never a social person and would work only for money”, said yunus.

“This award motivates me more and as a first step, I plan to launch a mobile application for youngsters. The app will be to tap the talent in youngsters and would be aimed at serving people”, Yunus said.

It is to be noted that, 32-year-old Yunus was instrumental in the rescue of nearly 2,100 people in the December 2015 floods here.

On the first day of heavy rain on December 1 last year here, Yunus and his team in a boat had rescued a pregnant lady and her husband from the flooded Urapakkam area on the outskirts of the city.

Later, she delivered a baby girl in a private hospital and the grateful couple named her after “Yunus”.