Actions speak louder than words. Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has donated Rs 25 lakh to the Assam chief minister’s relief fund for its flood relief operations which has so far killed over 80 people.
The devastating catastrophe that has rendered many homeless has left the Bollywood superstar worried. Recently, he appealed to the people to come forward and donate to the cause. But, the superstar didn’t stop at that and he himself came forward to donate Rs 25 lakh for the people of the state.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal took to Twitter to thank Aamir Khan for his kind act as a responsible citizen.
“Thank you @aamir_khan for contributing Rs 25 Lakh towards Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund through Aamir Khan Productions Pvt. Ltd,” tweeted Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday.
Thank you @aamir_khan for contributing Rs 25 Lakh towards Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund through Aamir Khan Productions Pvt. Ltd.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 31, 2017
The gesture made people talk about the superstar with many praising Khan for coming forward in a genuine cause.
Aamir Khan, who has voiced his concerns over various social issues plaguing the country, had recently posted a video on Twitter asking people to come out in support of flood victims in both Assam and Gujarat.
“Friends, many areas of Assam and Gujarat have been affected by heavy floods. And, our brothers and sisters there are facing a lot of difficulties. Lots of lives have also been lost and there has been a huge financial loss too. We are helpless in front of nature but we can help those staying there,” he had said.
The flood situation in the region has improved but one more person was killed in Morigaon district of Assam on July 29, taking the toll to 83.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 350 people are still residing in relief camps in Lakhimpur and Jorhat districts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the state on August 1 to access the conditions. He will meet the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur in Guwahati.
While the government has announced ex-gratia, various NGOs, individuals and corporate houses are coming forward to help the people in distress. The Indian Railways, Amazon India, Snapdeal, Maxx Cement, Ketto, Guwahati Metro Community, Teenagers of Assam, Oxfam India are among the organizations putting forward their helping hands in different capacities.
Popular Assam singer Zubeen Garg, along with his fan clubs, was seen collecting funds in a door-to-door campaign to help the flood victims.