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Helping hands from Gangtok social workers for Namaste Foundation

Monday, Jan 13, 2020 13:00 [IST]

Last Update: Monday, Jan 13, 2020 07:29 [IST]

Helping hands from Gangtok social workers for Namaste Foundation

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GANGTOK: Two social workers from Gangtok have extended financial support for the establishment of the Siliguri branch office of Namaste Foundation.
Namaste Foundation is an NGO which works for the destitute persons of the society.
The foundation was started by social worker Pinky Biswakarma with its first office at Darjeeling in 2018. The foundation also set up its branch office at Gangtok and wanted to work in Siliguri also by setting up its office there.
As shared, the foundation needed support in setting up its office in Siliguri and approached Gangtok-based social workers Ajay Agarwal and Pintso Bhutia for help.
“Namaste Foundation has been working selflessly for the poor and abandoned sections of the society. We were happy to extend our help in setting up the Namaste Foundation office in Siliguri,” said Ajay.
The two social workers contributed around Rs. 1 lakh in setting up the office of Namaste Foundation including furniture and other amenities. They also donated a cycle wheel chair to a kid from Sukna who cannot walk.
The office is located at Champasari and was inaugurated by Ajay Agarwal and Pintso Bhutia in presence of the foundation founder and members.
Since its establishment, Namaste Foundation members have been taking care of the destitute persons found roaming and begging in the streets. The members give such persons hygiene care, take them for regular medical checkups and take them to shelter homes.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi