Assam: Dalai Lama, Sunil Chhetri raise concern for flood situation

Assam: Dalai Lama, Sunil Chhetri raise concern for flood situation

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Concerned about the damage caused by floods in Assam, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to the Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal.

“The monsoon rains in Assam and other parts of India bring destruction and great suffering to people year after year,” he observed. “Unfortunately, this year the situation has been made even more troublesome by the continuing coronavirus pandemic. I am writing to you today to express my sadness at the loss of life and devastation of property, as well as the tremendous hardship caused to so many due to flooding in many parts of your state.

“I appreciate that the State Government is doing everything it can to rescue those affected and that relief efforts are underway. As a gesture of solidarity with the people of Assam, I am making a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust towards relief and rescue efforts.”

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His Holiness concluded by offering his deep condolences to the Chief Minister, to families who have lost loved ones and to everyone who has been affected by the flooding.

Dalai Tweeted:

Indian Football Captain Sunil Chhetri also tweeted consoling the situation of Floods in Assam.

A total of 76 people have died in the ravaging deluge of the flood that has continued wreaking havoc across Assam. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 3,218 villages across 27 districts in the state are reeling under floodwater.

A total of 39,79,563 people and 1,31,368 hectares cropland have been adversely affected so far in the flood. So far, 13,30,965 big animals, 7,59,717 small animals and 12,85,754 poultry affected.

Several rivers including the mighty Brahmaputra in different parts of Assam are flowing above danger level, causing floods and consequently leaving thousands of families homeless.

The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri. Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing and Kopili at Nagaon and Dhansiri at Numaligarh.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 17, 2020