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Assam floods: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma pledge support for victims

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and his actor-wife Anushka Sharma have pledged their support to the victims of floods in Assam and Bihar.

In a note the cricketer wrote: “While our country is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, people in Assam and Bihar are also suffering due to the devastating floods that have affected so many lives and livelihood. While we continue to pray for the people in Assam and Bihar, Anushka and I have also pledged to help those in need by supporting these three organisations that have been doing credible work in flood relief and welfare. If this resonates with you, please reach out to support these states through these organisations.”

A number of leading sports celebrities have reached out to the people hit by the devastating floods in Assam.

Over 16 lakh people in 1,536 villages across 21 of Assam’s 33 districts are affected by flood, according to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials.

More than 100 lives have been lost in the state due to floods.

“While our country is in the midst of coronavirus pandemic, people in Assam and Bihar are also suffering due to the devastating floods that have affected so many lives and livelihood,” Kohli tweeted.

Earlier, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen had also expressed sympathy towards the people of Assam and had tweeted: “My thoughts are with all the most beautiful people I met during my trip to Assam in March, where the horrible life-threatening flood is currently destroying lives. PLEASE BE SAFE!”

Celebrity couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas also pledged support for the people affected by floods in Assam and Bihar. The actor-singer couple called for donations for the flood-affected people.


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