COVID19
Sudhang Kumar Brahma and his wife Jaya Rani Brahma at their residence in Kokrajhar on Saturday. Image credit – Northeast Now

In a goodwill gesture towards the Assam government’s fight against COVID19 pandemic, a business couple of Kokrajhar donated Rs 5 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) on Saturday.

Sudhang Kumar Brahma and his wife Jaya Rani Brahma contributed Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

“In this grave hour of crisis when the entire nation is in lockdown, every person, social worker and political leader must come forward to extend their helping hand to the poor and the needy,” said Sudhang Kumar Brahma.

“As a humble citizen of the state, I consider it as my personal duty and responsibility to extend all support for the cause of the poor and the downtrodden class,” said Jaya Rani Brahma.

“I have offered help to the labourers of my industry and also extended Rs 2 lakh towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as the Coronavirus pandemic has emerged as a global challenge for every nation,” said Jaya Rani Brahma.

The couple also exhorted the Assam government to help the thousands of youths of Assam and the Bodo belt who have remained stranded in various South Indian states.

Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged the residents from Assam, who are stranded in other parts of the country to contact the Assam Bhawans for help.

Informing this on his Twitter handle, Sonowal tweeted: Residents of Assam stuck in other parts of the country can contact Assam Bhawans for help.”

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com