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Actor Parambrata Chatterjee helps in relief work for Amphan-ravaged areas of West Bengal


Along with the habitation of the people in the Sunderbans, farmlands, fisheries and forests have been swept away by salt water due to the super cyclone which roared into the state on 20 May. 

Roushni Sarkar

Actor, director Parambrata Chatterjee has engaged with various individual and collective initiatives to send relief to the Amphan-ravaged areas of West Bengal.

The super cyclone has clearly washed off the coastal areas of West Bengal and left its damaging imprints in Kolkata. The state has suffered a damage of 1 lakh crore. Along with the habitation of the people in the Sunderbans, farmlands, fisheries and forests have been swept away by salt water, leaving the lands unfit for farming. 

“I am doing my bit with the help of a few local organisations. We all need to work together to make an impact,” said Chatterjee, while speaking to The Times of India, an English daily. “Groups like JU (Jadavpur University) ex students forum and Bangla Sanskriti Mancha are working extensively in the Sunderban areas and I am working with them,” he added.

He has also engaged with Rina Khatun from Udaynarayanpur, Howrah, who has been working in her village with the money she gets from her scholarship. “I contacted Joyraj Bhattacharjee, who along with the team of Priyonath Manna Bustee community kitchen and Howrah district police went to Rina’s village and helped them,” Chatterjee added.

Many other actors, including Ushashi Chakraborty, Rudranil Ghosh and Chaiti Ghosal have also either helped generate funds or run community kitchens during these dire circumstances in the lockdown.