Akshay Kumar on past Wednesday tweeted that he will donate Rs 1 crore each towards the Assam CM’s Relief Fund and for rescue operations in Kaziranga National Park as the state grapples with both floods and torrential rain. This donation will be deposited in the relief fund set up by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Akshay appealed others to contribute as well.
Akshay’s tweet read like this,
“Absolutely heartbreaking 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 crore each to the CM Relief Fund & for Kaziranga Park rescue. Appealing to all to contribute @CMOfficeAssam @kaziranga_.”
As per the incoming news, all 33 districts of Assam have come under the grip of the deluge, which has so far claimed 17 lives and affected over 45 lakh of the state population.
Kaziranga National Park, is world-famous for being home to the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceros. And animals such as tigers, elephants, sloth bears, monkeys, and musk deer are also found in the forest which has mostly been submerged in water due to torrential rains.
99 percent of the Kaziranga National Park in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam is still submerged with the animals in the park seeking shelter in highlands within the park.
As per an official statement released by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level in most of the affected districts, including Guwahati.
More than 45 lakh people have been affected in 4,620 villages of Assam, with 1,01,085 people taking refuge in 226 relief camps. As many as 562 distribution centres have been set up for providing relief to the people affected by this act of god.
With 2 people already dead due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, the toll in the current wave of flood has risen to 17, as per an official statement. Army has joined in the rescue operations and the BSF has also been called out for assistance in the border districts.
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