Expressing his concern over the Assam flood, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and urged his followers to contribute to the Chief Minister's relief fund.
Talking about the grave situation that has gripped Assam for more than a week now, Bachchan said that he has made his contribution to the relief fund and also requested people to do their same and aid the North-Eastern state. Here's the actor's tweet:
Assam is in distress .. the floods have caused great damage .. send care and assistance for our brothers and sisters .. contribute generously to the CM Relief Fund .. I just did .. HAVE YOU ..? 🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/DZIpxZ0eOl— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 23, 2019
Following his humane gesture, Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal extended his appreciation to the actor who generously contributed over Rupees 51 Lakh to his relief fund:
We appreciate Shri Amitabh Bachchan ji for contributing Rs. 51 lakh to Chief Minister's Relief Fund. This is a great gesture & show of care for the people.— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 23, 2019
Thank you, on behalf of the people of Assam, for your support. @SrBachchan
Following the actor's contribution to the flood-hit state, fans took to Twitter and lauded Big-B's contribution to Assam. Here are some tweets:
Thank U very much sir, we appreciate your concern.— UG Brahma Mr. (@UGBrahma) July 23, 2019
Sure Sir we are there with you.. will help #AssamFloods at the earliest.. 🙏🙏🙏— Sunetra GangulyEF (@GangulySunetra) July 23, 2019
@SrBachchan The living Legend #AmitabhBachchan ji contribute rs 51 Lacs for #AssamFloods in Chief minister relief fund , proud of you Amitji you always ahead for help for our nation— Amit Nadkar (@NadkarAmit) July 23, 2019
Low bow, lots of respect 🙏@sarbanandsonwal pic.twitter.com/p7BvMPaXUQ
However, Bachchan is not the only one who has contributed in an effort to help the state combat floods. Earlier, on July 17, Akshay Kumar donated over Rs 1 crore to the CM relief fund and an additional one crore to the Kaziranga National Park rescue. The Kaziranga National Park is among the worst-hit places in Assam, with almost 90% of its area submerged at the peak of the floods. Herds of animals have been displaced, even as national park volunteers struggle to save the stranded animals. Over 4000 villages and 46 lakh people had been affected due to the floods as of Monday afternoon, while almost a lakh hectares of agricultural land was inundated, as per agencies.