Guwahati: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Wednesday took to Twitter to announce his contribution for flood-hit Assam. The actor donated Rs 1 crore each to the chief minister’s relief fund and Kaziranga National Park rescue.
Help has started pouring in from different quarters, the popular Bollywood actor being the latest to lend a helping hand to the flood-affected people of Assam.
“Absolutely heatbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in assam. All affected, humans or animals, deserve support in this hour of crisis. I’d like to donate 1 Cr each to the CM Relief Fund & for Kaziranga Park Rescue. Appealing to all to contribute @CMOfficeAssam @Kaziranga_(sic),” Kumar took to Twitter on Wednesday.
Assam is facing a serious crisis as floods have affected the lives of people as well as the animals of the Kaziranga National Park.
However, Priyanka Chopra, who happens to be the brand ambassador of Assam Tourism, was trolled for not saying or doing anything regarding the ongoing crisis. Finally, the Bollywood actress shared a tweet urging people to donate for the floods.
Meanwhile, ‘Dhing Express’ Hima Das donated half of her salary towards relief efforts to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Bollywood celebrities, including Shraddha Kapoor, Dia Mirza and other celebrities also voiced their concern over Assam floods, urging to fans for donation.
The situation in Assam is in a critical condition due to floods that has affected 4,620 villages in 124 revenue circles of all 32 districts of Assam. .
This season, 17 persons have lost their lives due to floods in the districts of Dhemaji (2), Golaghat (3), Barpet (1), Jorhat (2), Dhubri (1), Goalpara (1), Morigaon (4), Nagaon (2) and Hailakandi (1), besides two persons losing their lives due to landslide in Kamrup (M) and Dima Hasao districts. This year, about 44.96 lakh people have been affected by the flood.
Currently, 226 relief camps are operational with 1,01,085 inmates and 562 relief distribution centres functioning in the state.
The Assam government is taking all possible steps to provide assistance to the flood-affected people of the state. The chief minister has been continuously reviewing the flood situation in the state and has instructed all ministers, MPs, MLAs and representatives of local bodies to keep a close watch on the flood situation and requested to render necessary assistance to the flood victims.