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John Abraham, Raina & Sehwag do their bit for Assam, encourage fans to donate

Earlier on Wednesday, actor Akshay Kumar donated Rs 2 crore to the state relief fund.

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Updated: Jul 18, 2019, 12.54 PM IST
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(In pic from left: John Abraham, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina)
As the state of Assam faces the wrath of a flood, the country has been making every possible effort to support its people. Following in their footsteps, B-town celebrities and cricketers are stepping forward to offer a helping hand. While some are making donations to the Chief Minister's relief fund, others are encouraging their fans to do the same. Actor John Abraham, actress Priyanka Chopra and former cricketer Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina are tweeting a word of encouragement to their fans.

The 'Satyamev Jayate' actor, while sharing the bank account details of CM's relief fund, mentioned that the state needs urgent attention.

He wrote, "The floods in Assam need urgent attention!! Contribute to CM Relief Fund
A/c Name: Chief Minister's Relief Fund Assam
A/c no: 35969660230 (SBI), Secretariat Branch
IFSC: SBIN0010755
Contribute through cheque or demand draft"

Chopra, who is also the brand ambassador of the Assam tourism, expressed how devastated she feels because of the damage the state suffered. She wrote, "Extremely devasted by all the news coming in from #Assam and other parts of India. It’s heartbreaking to read about the displacement and loss of life. My prayers with those affected."

Raina and Sehwag seemed to share the same emotion as the 'Bajirao Mastaani' actress.

Earlier on Wednesday, actor Akshay Kumar donated Rs 2 crore to the state relief fund. Sprinter Hima Das too, announced that she donated half of her month's pay to the relief fund. She also encouraged big corporates to come forward and make their contribution.

Assam flood affected 27 districts, claimed 27 lives and affected 57 lakh people till date.
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