Guwahati: 'Feel to Heal', a students' body, has launched a drive to collect funds for those suffering due to floods in Assam. On Sunday, the students' body donated an amount of Rs. 15,000 which they had collected from students across India through online events to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal lauded the students for their efforts in raising money for the people affected by the floods in the state.
The Chief Minister thanked the students for their active role in fighting the flood menace in the state and wished them luck on their journey ahead.
A shared and accepting space, 'Feel to Heal': A Mental Health Forum' aims to transform the understanding of mental health with creative and impactful endeavors. They aim to bring together people from all walks of life, to connect and talk about mental health, their experiences and help one another to fight the battle against mental illnesses.
It is an initiative by Adriana Kashyap (founder), Jyotismita Khataniar (founder), Gaurish Hazarika, Bhavna Mudoi, Ranjana Verma, Zeena Rani Saikia, Abhilash Chetia Wanniang.
In Assam, initial flooding started in May 2020 due to heavy rainfall affecting 30,000 and destroying crops across 5 districts.
Meanwhile, a third wave of floods in Assam continues to wreak havoc across the state. As per the latest flood report of State Disaster Management Authority, around 2.25 lakhs people have been affected in the third wave of flood in Assam in as many as 219 villages across 9 districts.
A total of 219 villages in 13 revenue circles across 9 districts have been affected by floods in this fresh wave, resulting in much grief and inconvenience to the local public. Due to the floods, at least 10,000 hectares of cropland have been submerged under floodwater.
Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Morigaon, Majuli, West Karbi Anglong, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, and Tinsukia are the districts that have been affected in the fresh wave, and 43 relief camps have been set up for the flood-affected people in the districts. Nagaon, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, and Morigaon have emerged as the worst-affected districts.