Gangtok: October 3
The Sikkim Chamber of Commerce in coordination with State Government of Sikkim is carrying out the relief and rescue operations to overcome the hard time being faced by Sikkim. “The Chamber would like use this platform to inform everyone that the entire business community under the Banner of Sikkim Chamber of
Commerce is working independently and associating itself with various social organizations for better solutions to the problem we are facing at this very moment of relief and rehabilitation works” said the Secretary Kailash Rawat.
The chamber associated itself with the officials of State Government of Sikkim on September 19, being the first organization in the state to come forward and offer help in the Control Room situated at M.G. Marg, Gangtok from where rescue operations are planned and being executed.
The Chamber was informed about many victims from East District asking for help and relief camp, the chamber under its capacity voluntarily took the responsibility and is running the Relief Camp successfully at Palzor Stadium in Gangtok where sufficient lodging facilities and nutritious food are being provided
There was duplicity, non co-operation with each other within the NGOs and other social organizations therefore it took major responsibility in formation of the Helping Hands Sikkim. The president took the responsibility of treasurer of the umbrella Organization and General Secretary of the Chamber.
The Chamber also sent its 06 member’s team to North Sikkim along with two trucks of food items, tarpaulins, blankets and other necessary relief materials.The Chamber distributed drinking water for two days during scarcity of water. The Chamber also sent relief materials to BDO, Rhenock for providing support to
the victims. The Chamber has readied a team comprising of blood donors which will be
delivering their services as and when required.
The Chamber also informed that entire business community has come forward at this depressing moment for the relief works and are doing the needful through various banners as CMs Relief Fund, Sikkim Chamber of Commerce, Lion Club, Rotary Club, Sikkim Bihari Jagran Manch and other local NGOs.