As the state of Assam continues to fight with floods and heavy rains, star athlete Hima Das has donated half of her salary towards the flood relief efforts being undertaken in her state. Das has donated her share in the Assam’s Chief Minister Relief Fund on Tuesday.

Notably, Das works as an HR officer in the Indian Oil Corporation apart from representing India in track and field events. Half of the monthly wages she receives from the state-owned company has been donated for this cause.

She also urged other people and corporate members to come forward and help the people of Assam.

She tweeted, “Have contributed my bit and requesting others also to please help people of Assam.”

“Flood situation in our state Assam is very critical, 30 out of 33 districts are currently affected. So I would like to request big corporates and individuals to kindly come forward and help our state in this difficult situation,” she added.

Das is currently on a gold-winning spree and has won five Gold medals within a span of 19 days to make the entire nation proud.

The situation in Assam is still a matter of concern. All the 33 districts are still submerged in water and the floods have claimed as many as 67 lives so far.

As on Monday, 33,55,837 people are still affected by the flood in over 2,000 villages in the Dhemaji, Biswanath, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Kamrup (Metro), Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Jorhat, Golaghat and Cachar districts.

The Indian Army has taken control of the situation and is doing its best to help the victims. “In view of worsening flood situation in the eastern region, Lieutenant General M M Naravane, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command, took stock of the situation and assured a quick response by the Army on being requisitioned for deployment on flood relief tasks,” the Army said in a statement.