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Amidst Scarcity of Land, Flood Affected Assam Celebrates Independence Day

Assam, where more than 31 lakh people have been affected by floods in 25 districts, found innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day.

Assam floods independence day

Flood affected Assam found innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day. Credit: Time8

Guwahati: Flood affected Assam found some of the most innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day with scarcity of land owing to flood across the length and breadth of Assam. More than 31 lakh people have been affected in 25 districts of Assam, according to the latest reports.

From rooftops to boats, to standing submersed in the water, people have braved it all to celebrate the Independence Day.

Here are some of the photographs:

Assam floods independence day

Children participate in 71st Independence Day at South Kamrup Achalpara, A.K. Azad High School play ground on Tuesday morning. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

An unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time8

Assam floods independence day

Somewhere in Nagaon District of Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Somewhere in Nagaon District of Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Barpeta in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Somewhere in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Flood victims of Nagarbera celebrate Independence Day. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Flood victims of Nagarbera celebrate Independence Day. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Unknown location in Assam. Credit: Time 8

Assam floods independence day

Majer alga Pt-4 LP School, Dhubri. Credit: Shahidul Islam

This article originally appeared in Time8.