- Sujal Pradhan, NET Correspondent, Sikkim
Coming together as a community for a cause is a powerful gesture, and raising money to pay for medical care is a worthy cause.
After three days of intense fundraising at Vajra Mall, the Organization of Musicians and Artists of Sikkim (OMAS) was able to collect Rs 1,10,000 for Master Reu Rai from Sumbuk in South Sikkim, who is suffering from extrahepatic biliary atresia.
Reu Rai is in desperate need of a liver transplant, which will cost around Rs 18 lakhs.
OMAS handed over the sum of 1 lakh ten thousand (Rs 1,10,000) to the bereaved family in the presence of Vajra World Owner – Ugen Ladhaki & Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Ravangla – Bikash Tiwari, key people who presented this question to OMAS.
The organization also expressed its gratitude to everyone who donated their hard-earned cash throughout the three-day fundraising event.
It should be noted that the organization’s mission is to promote the well-being of artists and musicians and it has held many fundraising events in the past. OMAS has also organized various fundraising events following earthquakes and other natural disasters to help those in need.
They submitted an appeal for relaxation, benefits and the development of a policy for artists in Sikkim, including financial assistance to pay the rents of all registered professional institutes for dance and music.