New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded the successful operation to rescue 41 labourers trapped in an under-construction tunnel in Uttarakhand and said all those involved in the mission have set a wonderful example of humanity and working as a team. Modi spoke to the rescued construction workers over phone and enquired about their well-being, officials said. Modi also said that this rescue operation by various agencies has made everyone emotional.

In an 'X' (formerly Twitter) post soon after the workers were pulled out of the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi, the prime minister saluted the spirit of those involved in the operation and said their courage and determination has given a new lease of life to 41 labourers. "Everyone involved in the mission has set a wonderful example of humanity and teamwork," he said.

Addressing the 41 rescued workers, Modi said their courage and fortitude has inspired everyone. "It is a matter of great satisfaction that these friends of ours will meet their loved ones after a long wait," he said. He said the patience and courage of his family members was less than appreciated. Rescuers on Tuesday evening rescued all the 41 workers who were trapped after a portion of the Silkyara tunnel, part of the central government's ambitious Char Dham project, collapsed due to a landslide on November 12.

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