Guwahati: The Assam Association in Chennai have come forward to extend the helping hand to flood-ravaged Assam and launched a campaign to collect food and other items. The team conducted a donation drive and collected relief materials, cash which is soon to reach the state.
Apart from relief materials, the association has also collected an amount of Rs 1,70,000 which will be donated to the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The collected materials have been handed over to Goonj, a non-governmental organisation headquartered in Delhi, which specializes in undertaking disaster relief, humanitarian aid and community development.
“We have recently concluded the collection drive for Assam flood relief and are happy to inform that the support was unprecedentedly received from the residents of Chennai within and outside our community. We have handed over a truck full of relief materials collected from various apartment complexes, corporates and individual deposits,” said Subrat Goswami, a member of the Association.
“This is for the first time that we have jointly come forward and conducted the collection drive. The people were very generous and we collected food items, medicines, edibles, utensils and other material required to run a household,” added Abhijit, another member of the Association.
Although the overall flood situation in the State has improved, around 1,21,909 of the population is still reeling under water in 209 villages under 23 revenue circles.