Kaziranga National Park to Get Highland from Akshay Kumar’s Flood Donation
GUWAHATI: The Kaziranga National Park (KNP) is going to get a highland utilising the fund which was donated by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar to the Chief Minister Relief Fund as well as for the welfare of animals at the national park during the last year’s devastating floods in Assam.
Kumar had donated a sum of Rs 2 crores, out of which one crore each was for the CM Relief Fund and for Kaziranga Park rescue.
The actor had tweeted: “Absolutely heartbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in Assam. All affected, humans or animals, deserve support in this hour of crisis. I’d like to donate 1cr each to the CM Relief Fund & for Kaziranga Park rescue. Appealing to all to contribute @CMOfficeAssam @kaziranga”
It is to be mentioned that last years’ floods had created havoc for the wildlife and animals of the KNP.
The number of animal casualties in Kaziranga National Park went up to 141 including 12 rhinos in July 2019.
Further, 60 per cent of the park’s sq km area was submerged, forcing animals to flee and seek shelter at the highlands. Between July 13 and July 15, 2019, the flood level at many places inside the park had crossed the five feet mark.
Officials had earlier mentioned that most of the previously existing highlands which were created to give shelter and protect animals during floods, were badly damaged by the floodwaters. They had added that these highlands would be repaired and their heights would also be increased.
- Kaziranga National Park
- Akshay Kumar
- Chief Minister Relief Fund
- Flood in Assam