SINGTAM: A two day Sikkim Earthquake Rehabilitation work was done by 13 member team from St. Stephen College, Delhi accompanied by Praveen Pradhan, President SPARK NGO from Singtam at Chandaney, under Dalapchand GPU on November 2 - 3. The team of Delhi College headed by Miss Richa Raj, lecturer and staff advisor from “Social Service League” distributed and installed seven tents for the seven affected family members.
Richa Raj along with 12 other college students had reached Gangtok on November 1 on their maiden visit to Sikkim. The next day they left for Chandaney where they met the local villagers and expressed their desire to help them. The Delhi team had earlier met Rongli BDO and SDM Rongli Sub Division at their respective offices.
Thangchungnung Mangte President of the “Social Service League” told that this “Social Service League” is a group of society at St Stephen’s College that works for the social cause. Previously they have been to Tsunami affected areas of South India and worked for Bihar Flood. They had also organized Blood Donation Camp on 2010.
Mangte told that their small team of students had collected donations from the students to help the Earthquake families of Sikkim and had brought seven tents along with them. They had wished to work at small village so they had contacted Praveen Pradhan, President SPARK NGO from Singtam prior to their visit who had clued-up about the earthquake position of Chandaney and different other areas under Regu BAC. Those students had interacted with the villagers of Chandaney have found them very cooperative and humble.
Villagers had thanked the students for their support for their social help coming from far state. They went on to say that SPARK NGO from Singtam had visited earlier and promised to bring help for the villagers and on their second visit they had brought the Delhi team so they were very pleased for their effort in bringing goods to the village.
“Social Service League” group and Praveen Pradhan have thanked Revd. Dr. Valson Thampu, Principal of St. Stephen College for allowing them to visit Sikkim, Tashi Densappa alumni of St Stephen College, KT Gyaltsen, Hon’ble Speaker Sikkim Legislative Assembly, Praveen Pradhan, SPARK NGO, Singtam and Helping Hand, Gangtok and PD Rai, SDM Rongli Sub Division, Dhiraj Pradhan, BDO Regu BAC and MK Rai, Panchayat Secretary for their cordial support.
Lastly Pradhan has thanked Richa Raj and her college team for their commendable work and wished them success in their future projects too.