GUWAHATI, July 31 - The Assam Police has contributed Rs 75 lakh to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund. Director General of Assam Police Kuladhar Saikia, along with other senior police officers, handed over the cheque to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the latter�s office chamber in the State Legislative Assembly here on Tuesday.
Receiving the cheque, the Chief Minister thanked Assam Police personnel across the State for their empathy with the people marooned by floodwaters in the State.
He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Police on behalf of the people of Assam for the benevolence shown towards the flood-hit people.
Meanwhile, representatives of the Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited donated Rs 15 lakh, Assam Cricket Association extended Rs 5 lakh and the Numaligarh Refinery Limited Employees� Association donated Rs 23,22,130 to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund.
Legislators Rupjyoti Kurmi, Aminul Islam, Nizam Uddin Choudhury, Mamun Imdadul Haque Chawdhury and Bir Bhadra Hagjer, environmentalist Purnima Devi Barman, North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council, Haflong, Tinsukia Commerce College, Chandmari Public Puja Committee, All Assam Development Authority, 61st State Conference of the All Assam Ahom Sabha also contributed to the Relief Fund.
Flood relief by IAF: A team of Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have carried out relief and rescue operations in the neighbouring Digaru village where a large tract has been engulfed by flood owing to continuous rainfall. Some adjoining areas of the Air Force Station have also been submerged by the floodwaters of the Digaru river.
The team distributed food and water to the villagers on a daily basis till the water receded. Close monitoring of the flood situation and daily review were conducted by Group Captain SG Murali, Station Commander, Air Force Station, Digaru, a defence release stated.
Jalukbari Correspondent adds: Gauhati University NSS Unit led by Dr Ranjan Kr Kakati, Director, Students� Welfare and Programme Coordinator, GU NSS Cell along with NSS volunteers visited flood-affected areas of Athgaon village under Kamalpur revenue circle in Kamrup district today.
The GU team distributed food items, sanitary napkins, mosquito repellents, soaps, Dettol, etc., among the flood-affected people of the areas.
The students of the Department of Business Administration, Gauhati University, also offered relief to the flood victims in Barpeta on July 26. Donations and contributions were raised from amongst the students and well-wishers.
The 35-member team distributed relief materials which included dry food items like chira, muri, sugar, biscuits, rice, lentils, etc., besides other essential items like drinking water, milk, soap cakes, mosquito repellents, candles and sanitary napkins among 43 and 20 flood-affected families at the relief camps set up at the Dakshin Barpeta Vidya Mandir High School and Bilotari Prathamik Vidyalaya respectively.
Doctors from Arya Hospitals, Guwahati also formed part of the team.