I think I do not need to explain what’s happening in Kerala these days. The situation is the worst, flights were getting canceled, the army and navy are employed. As per the report in The Indian Express, more than 200 people have died in Kerala floods since August 8, 2018, and more than 7 lakh people have been shifted to around 5600 relief camps. There is a huge loss of property and life. We, together as a nation are doing our best to help the people of Kerala.
And that’s where the essence of Indian culture lies, togetherness. Whether it is the India based UAE businessmen or the people to Karnataka who decided not to celebrate bakrieid but to donate the money instead, the entire nation is coming together to help.
Here are some of the pictures describing the situation in Kerala:
The issue of the Kerela floods is all over the social media as well. From politicians to Bollywood celebrities, everyone is tweeting and asking people to help. Here are some of the tweets:
T 2904 – The devastation caused by incessant rain in Kerala is frightening !
Hundreds and thousands of our sisters and brothers are in deep anguish ! We must do all we can to contribute as much as we can towards the needs of the people of Kerala ..
I have .. you must too ..🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 18, 2018
The situation in Kerala is critical. Help is required.
Please let’s come forward and do whatever we can. Our friends in Kerela need us right now. I have contributed a sum and I request you all to do whatever you can. God bless #KerelaFloodRelief pic.twitter.com/lllier4SDE
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 18, 2018
Please declare #Kerala floods a National Disaster without any delay. The lives, livelihood and future of millions of our people is at stake.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 18, 2018
Spoke to Karnataka CM Shri @hd_kumaraswamy Ji regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. Extended all possible support in the rescue and relief operations. I pray for the safety and well-being of those in the flood affected areas. @CMofKarnataka
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 19, 2018
Floods have affected thousands of families in the country. Goonj under its RAHAT initiative is providing immediate dignified relief with essentials to the affected families. It’s time to act! Do your bit!
material: https://t.co/pY1Q8oqpOP pic.twitter.com/id5YMfSEkH
— GOONJ.. (@goonj) August 18, 2018
Kerala has also received a huge number of donations from, not just from the government but from various other entities too. Have a look:
|CENTRAL GOVERNMENT||600 CRORES|
|DELHI GOVERNMENT||10 CRORES|
|CONGRESS MLAS AND MPS||ONE MONTH SALARY|
|BIHAR GOVERNMENT||10 CRORE|
|ORISSA GOVERNMENT||10 CRORE|
|GOVERNMENTS OF TAMIL NADU. ANDHRA PRADESH, GUJARAT, PUNJAB, MADHYA PRADESH, KARNATAKA AND WEST BENGAL||10 CRORES EACH|
|JAMMU KASHMIR CHIEF MINISTER AND TAMIL NADU IAS OFFICERS||ONE MONTH SALARY|
|ISLAMIC CENTRE OF INDIA||10% OF EID BUDGET|
|TAMIL NADU DMK PARTY||1 CRORE|
|UAE BASED INDIAN ORIGIN BUSINESSMEN||125 MILLION|
|ATTORNEY GENERAL K VENUGOPAL||1 CRORE|
|STATE BANK OF INDIA||2 CRORES|
|QATAR GOVERNMENT||35 CRORES|
These are only the major monetary help that Kerala received so far. Apart from these, people from all around the country are also making little steps to help. Here’s how you can help as well:
(Contributions to this article by Haripriya, Shrinkhla, and Anil)
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