Assam: The floods didn't deter them from saluting the Tricolour
The people of Assam who are battling floods were not deterred when it came to Independence Day. Photographs of students saluting the National Flag despite the heavy floods have been shared extensively on the social media.
The teachers in the schools of Assam sent out messages about how proud they were of the students who dared the floods and took part in the Independence Day celebrations. Here are a few pictures which show how Mother Nature's fury did not deter the people of Assam on Independence Day.
Happy Independence Day to all
Minazur Rehman wrote on his Facebook profile, "Happy independence day to all..... I m the asstt teacher at this school, school name...1185 No. Naskara LP school.. under Fakirganj Police station. Dhubri....no need to tell how we are right now, pic will tell all the stories...i did not expect this kind of support....thank you all for sharing this picture.
The rains did not deter them
Large parts of Assam have been inundated for weeks from heavy monsoon rains that also swelled rivers. The Naskara Lower Primary School, where the six gathered to celebrate Independence Day has been submerged in water. The six were the school's head teacher Tazem Sikder, his colleagues Nripen Rabha, Joydev Roy, and Mizanur Rahman, and Class 3 students Jiarul Ali Khan and Haidor Ali Khan.
Minazur Rehman said that this was the least they could do. We sang the National Anthem and Vande Mataram. We held the assembly and dispersed early as small children cannot stand in water for long he said.
At least 30 lakh people have been affected by the floods in the last few days. 3,000 villages have been Inundated in water. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that 31,59,029 people have been affected by the floods in 3,192 villages in the affected districts. The floods have also submerged close to two lakh hectares of agriculture lands in different districts.