Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma step ahead to assist victims of Assam and Bihar floods

Mumbai, July 30

India cricket staff captain Virat Kohli and his actress spouse Anushka Sharma have pledged to assist folks hit by the devastating floods in Assam and Bihar.

Over 16 lakh folks in 1,536 villages throughout 21 of Assam’s 33 districts are nonetheless affected by flood, in line with Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officers. More than 100 human lives have been misplaced within the state as a consequence of floods. 

In Bihar, greater than 20 lakh folks have been affected by the floods and lots of lives have been misplaced.

Kohli took to social media on Thursday to announce his help to 3 organisations which, in line with him, have been doing credible work on this regard. 

“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 wrote on his Twitter deal with.

“While we proceed to hope for the folks of Assam and Bihar, Anushka and I’ve additionally pledged to assist these in want by supporting these three organisations which were doing credible work in flood aid and welfare.

“If this resonates with you, please reach out to support these states through these organisations,” he added.

Earlier, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen had additionally expressed sympathy in direction of the folks 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!” India soccer captain Sunil Chhetri had additionally referred to as for consideration and help for the northeastern state which has been battling with floods amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under,” Chhetri had mentioned in a tweet.

“There’s been considerable loss of life—both man and animal and I can only sincerely hope that the numbers don’t rise,” he added. IANS

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