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Akshay Kumar donates Rs 1 crore each to Assam CM’s Relief Fund and Kaziranga National Park rescue

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 July 2019, 05:40 PM
Akshay Kumar. (File Photo)
Akshay Kumar. (File Photo)

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the latest celebrity who has come forward to help the flood victims in Assam. The actor has donated Rs one crore each to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund and for Kaziranga Park rescue.

The actor took to his Twitter account and wrote, ''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_.''

This is not the first time when Akshay Kumar has extended his help to the needy. He had earlier pitched in for Bharat ke Veer initiative for the armed forces and had also contributed to the Kerala Floods.

Priyanka Chopra has also urged her fans to contribute for the flood victims. She took to Twitter and wrote, "Extremely devastated by all the news coming in from #Assam and other parts of India. It’s heartbreaking to read about the displacement and loss of life. My prayers with those affected. Please donate."

While 15 people have been killed in floods and landslides and over 46 lakh have been affected in Assam, 24 deaths have also been reported from north Bihar, which is also facing a serious flood situation, with water levels of rivers in the area continuing to rise.

Over 10 lakh animals have also been affected. Almost 90 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park has been submerged. 

First Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 05:34 PM
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