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Assam floods: School kids give up mid-day meal for a noble cause

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Guwahati, Aug 11: Kids studying in a primary school in flood hit Assam voluntarily decided to give up their mid-day meal for a day so that rescued baby rhinos could be given milk.

Kids studying at a primary school near Oriole Park, east of Bokakhat decided to do to extend their help to eight baby rhinos rescued from flooded Kaziranga National Park when they came to know about their plight.

Floods in Assam

The floods affected at least 22 districts with population totalling over 36 lakh. Over 30 people have died due to floods in Assam this year, according to government statistics.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited flood-hit Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga National Park in Assam on July 29 and assured of all possible help to the state government.

Read More: Six baby rhinos saved from flooded Kaziranga

As many as 310 animals, including 221 hog deer and 21 one-horned rhinos, in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) lost their lives due to the devastating Assam floods.

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