As the trapped workers were safely rescued from the Silkyara tunnel on November 28 evening, their family members and relatives in different parts of the country burst into joy and celebrated the moment like Diwali by bursting crackers. Many relatives, had reached the Uttarkashi Tunnel Rescue site a couple of days after the incident and had been camping there since then, were finally reunited with their loved ones. Family members of Manik Talukdar, one of the workers who was rescued from the Uttarkashi tunnel, celebrated and had a conversation with him through video conferencing. Talking to ANI, Son of Manik Talukdar, said, "We are very happy that they came out of the tunnel... For 17 days we were very worried... Now he (Manik Talukdar) is fine." Family members of Ram Sundar from UP’s Shravasti celebrated their joyous moment by bursting crackers and distributing sweets after his successful rescue from the tunnel. Dhanpati, mother of Ram Sundar, a worker rescued from the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi, said, "We are very happy... We celebrated Diwali yesterday evening, the entire village celebrated Diwali happily yesterday."