Assam floods: CM Sonowal thanks Aamir Khan for contributing Rs 25 lakh

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 02:20 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], July 31 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday thanked actor Aamir Khan for contributing Rs 25 lakh towards state Chief Minister's Relief Fund through Aamir Khan Productions Pvt. Ltd. The Chief Minister took to Twitter and said, "Thank you @aamir_khan for contributing Rs 25 Lakh towards Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund through Aamir Khan Productions Pvt. Ltd." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/aamir_khan">@aamir_khan</a> for contributing Rs 25 Lakh towards Assam Chief Minister&#39;s Relief Fund through Aamir Khan Productions Pvt. Ltd.</p>&mdash; Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) <a href="https://twitter.com/sarbanandsonwal/status/892028193221292036">July 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> On July 29, the actor posted a video on social networking site Twitter and urged people to come out support those affected in the Gujarat and Assam floods. In the video, the actor said, "Friends, many areas of Assam and Gujarat have been affected by heavy floods. And there, our brothers and sisters who are staying have to face 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." Adding, "I am appealing all to help the brothers and sisters staying in Assam and Gujarat. Please contribute to the CM relief fund. I am also going to contribute. Please support me. Thank you. Jai Hind." For the unversed, heavy rains due to southwest monsoons have wreaked havoc in Gujarat as more than 25,000 people have been evacuated from parts of north and central Gujarat. In Assam, as many as 79 people lost their lives in the devastating floods, eight of them in Guwahati. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam on August 1 to review the flood situation in the state. (ANI)
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