EOI, DARJEELING, 3 Jul 2015: Donations have started to flood in to help the victims of the landslides of Darjeeling.
One of the early donation was made by Darjeeling Land Reforms Office staff who offered Rs 1500 collectively for the victims, followed by PC Mittal group and Hyundai showroom of Siliguri who donated six cartoons of mineral water and ORS. On Thursdsay, a group of youngsters from Sukuna were seen carrying a donation drive in an open area near the railway station. Besides, many individuals have reportedly made contributions under the ‘Darjeeling Together’ campaign being steered by a Darjeeling based online media.
“It is humiliating for the people of Darjeeling hills, as even after two days of the calamity nothing has been done by the Centre and the state government. Seems like their Twitter posts speak louder than action. The ones in far-flung rural villages need assistance at the earliest but no help or support has reached them so far. Hence, we have come up with the online donation campaign. If we don’t stand for our people, then probably nobody will,” said the founder of the media.
“Hence, i request all clubs, organisations, and NGOs of the district to come forward and help in raising funds for relief work towards the landslide survivors.