Assam: BTS fans in India raise a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs for Assam flood affected

Assam: BTS fans in India raise a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs for Assam flood affected

Bts group donate for Assam flood Bts group donate for Assam flood

Amid the rising cases of COVID-19, the flood situation in Assam is worsening day by day. The people of Assam has been struggling with floods for past few weeks now. Their livelihood is in danger, their houses flood away. People died and many are still missing. Their agriculture got affected. Now no one knows how many days, months or years it will take to get everything back to the normal and the people can again resume their life. As the rains ease, the focus will be on aiding those whose houses and livelihoods were destroyed.

According to officials of forest department and Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), at least 76 animals were killed, while 121 animals were rescued as 95 per cent of the world-famous Kaziranga national park, home to more than 2,200 one-horned Indian rhinoceros, was inundated.

The fans of the popular South Korean pop group BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) have given a hope to the lakhs of sufferers by raising a sum of Rs. 5 lakh for relief efforts.

On Wednesday,15th July, Bhavna Barman, a 23 years old Dibrugarh University (DU) student who is pursuing her Master's degree in Economics became the main reason behind this great initiative. Bhavna took to her Facebook handle and informed that she had reached out to the BTS fan group in India to urge them to come forward and help Assam.
Bhavna wrote, "They constantly sing about self love and mental health. They donate millions of dollars every year and are official brand ambassadors of UNICEF in South Korea. Their fans never shy away from donating too. And it is showing!"

The group then took the cause forward and tweeted asking fans to contribute to the fund.

They wrote, Come together to help Assam in need! Every donation counts a lot. Do spread the carrd to reach more

(For less than 100 INR, select paytm/UPI) #ProtectAssam #AssamFloods #AssamNeedsUs #AssamFloods #AssamDeservesBetter

Also read : Assam’s ravaging floods issue raised by Arsenal FC, Adil Hussain questions celebrities’ silence

Recently The football club Arsenal from the English Premier League has openly voiced support for Assam and its devastating flood menace. On a Facebook and Instagram post, the club with the only golden Premier League trophy (aka the Invincibles) openly voiced support for Assam, that too in the Assamese language that the citizens of the state hold very dear.

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Meanwhile Assam’s Adil Hussain, of Life of Pie fame, raised the issue on the relative silence of actors and cricketers on the issue. He tweeted:

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 18, 2020