The state of Kerala battles its worst flood in nearly a century as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a grant of Rs 500 crore. Apart from PM Modi, Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh announced a grant of rupees 100 crore last week.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took twitter and cited that "Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. 80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps."
Some of the country's leading sportspersons including Sachin Tendulkar,Virat Kohli, Sunil Chhetri and Sania Mirza have all come together and have asked support for the state of Kerala and urged their fans to contribute towards the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).
Here are all the messages of leading sportpersons that have sent across:
Everyone in Kerala, please be safe and stay indoors as much as you can. Hope the situation recovers soon. Also, thanking the Indian army and NDRF for their incredible support in this critical condition. Stay strong and stay safe.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 17, 2018
Kerala needs one big assist, let's all do our bit. pic.twitter.com/wWDFoqLdP9— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) August 17, 2018
Respect and deep admiration for the @IAF_MCC, @indiannavy, @adgpi and other rescue forces in Kerala. Your consistent and remarkable display of courage and compassion is an inspiration to us all. God bless! #KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRescue https://t.co/oRVbSoS3yw— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 18, 2018
The people in Kerala need all the help possible, to deal with the crisis and get back on their feet. Here's some information on where and how you can help them out. #PrayForKerala#SOSKerala #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/nq6WHXzCml— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 17, 2018
Prayers and thoughts with the people of Kerala 😞— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 17, 2018
My heart goes out to all those suffering due to #KeralaFloods, i hope and pray that God lends strength to those doing the relief work. They are our real heroes. My prayers are with you all.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 18, 2018