The chapter "Weathering the Storm in Ersama" is about the personal tragedy of a nineteen year old boy, Prashant in the Kalikuda village in Orissa.
Prashant is a brave, strong and courageous character who displays these characteristics in the face of adversary when he is marooned on a rooftop due to a dreadful storm.
Prashant has great love for his family members. This can be seen when Prashant sets out for the eighteen kilometre walk back to his village in order to search for them. He is wise as he leaves with a strong stick to wade his way through the flooded path. He encounters many obstacles during this long and tiresome journey. At times he has to wade through the disturbing sight of floating dead bodies. He also has to continuously save himself from floating debris.
He is a sensitive person who forgets his own troubles and sufferings when he sees others suffer. His leadership qualities come to the fore when he organizes group initiatives to help people solve their problems in the Red Cross Shelter. His ample foresight and quick thinking is displayed when he helps people to overcome the depression due to the loss of loved ones. He also organizes a separate shelter for children and tirelessly works with the authorities to reunite them with their parents.
In this way he sets a strong example for everyone.
this is answer for prashant
he is a brave boy. he helped his villagers by getting grip on himself.
he is kind and intelligent boy.
he had great plans to save the people.
he is a perfect leader and a vice man.
There was a very urgent need for someone to become a leader in that situatuon and if no one did so prashant became the one. He organised cricket tournaments for children and women were also mobilised ti take care of children .
So prashant was a practical leader and a social worker .
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Though Prashant was a teenager, he helped people of his village and didn't expect anything in return from them. He, with his team, saved everyone and helped the children who lost their family in the disaster.