Amidst the devastating in Assam, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 2 crore to CM’s Relief Fund and rescue of animals in Kaziranga National Park.

Lamenting over the condition of the flood-hit people, Akshay Kumar tweeted, “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 1cr each to the CM Relief Fund & for Kaziranga Park rescue. Appealing to all to contribute @CMOfficeAssam @kaziranga_,” the actor said.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked the Bollywood star on Twitter, “Thanks a lot @akshaykumar. People of Assam appreciate your great gesture and support.”

Akshay Kumar’s twitter message and the donation received appreciation from the fans and the people of Assam.

According to the recent reports, nearly 20 people died from drowning, while 4.3 million were affected because of the floods in 30 districts of Assam.

More than 90 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park, which is the largest habitat of one-horned rhinos, has been submerged. More than 40 animals, including five rhinos died in Kaziranga.

The Chief Minister of Assam has launched a campaign, Assam Flood Relief Fund for the rescue, shelter and food to the flood victims.

The Centre has released Rs 251.55 crore as grant-in-aid towards the central share of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for 2019-20.

Lachit Roy

Lachit Roy is a student of Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University

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