Blood Donation Camp
Bharatiya Gorkhali Welfare Association, Bangalore organized a Blood Donation Camp to commemorate Shaheed Diwas on 2 August 2009 at the Rotary House of Friendship, Lavelle Road, Bangalore.
Shaheed Diwas is observed to commemorate the incident of July 27, 1986 in Kalimpong, Dist. Darjeeling in which innocent lives were lost in police firing on a peaceful rally supporting the formation of the state of Gorkhaland.
Click here to see the Blood Donation Camp photos.
Help For Anil Dewan's Family
On 22 April 2009, BGWA members received an emergency call seeking help for one deceased person Anil Dewan in Bangalore. Anil, who hailed from Kumai Tea Garden near Jaldhaka, was working in a security firm in Bangalore and had an accident here on 13 April after which he was admitted to the National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS). He passed away on 21st April evening. Only his 16 year old son was with him. Two people from his village, who were in Bangalore, sent an SOS back home after which BGWA was contacted. BGWA members rushed to NIMHANS and the police station attached to it. It was learnt that Anil had been out of work for the past 20 days and had no employer backing him financially. BGWA decided to bear the entire medical expense. After filing a police report at the police station, the post mortem was conducted and the cremation done at the crematorium near Lalbagh. The complete financial expenditure of these too was borne by BGWA with contribution from its members and advisors in Bangalore. BGWA arranged for the returning of the young son and the two people from the deceased persons village by train on 24th April along with the astu of the deceased.
Help For Manoj Tamang's Family
On 23 October 2008, BGWA members received an SMS soliciting help for a Gorkha hailing from Rohini, near Kurseong, Darjeeling Dist., who had died in Bangalore after being attacked by some people. This man was working as a security person in a hotel in Bangalore. BGWA contacted the hotel owner and came to know of the case in detail. The next day, the relatives of the deceased person arrived in Bangalore. BGWA members went to the MS Ramaiah Hospital, met the police officials and helped conduct the postmortem. The body was shifted to the crematorium at Hebbal where the last rites was done. BGWA members paid for the cost of the ambulance and the cremation. The relatives were then taken to the hotel where the person had worked and all the financial settlement was done there. The relatives returned to Darjeeling with the deceased's astu.
Help for Gyalden Gurung
In our humble quest to thank those who have believed in our mission of trying to bring happiness and joy to someone's life, and also to those who have orchestrated the belief to an unfortunate soul that the world is worth living in. We would want to salute each and every one of them, who have given wholeheartedly in kind or by way of service, so that lives can be made more meaningful to blossom in.
Article from Times News Network
Help Gyalden Gurung!!
Nepalese boy struggles with renal disease
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
August 7th, 2008
Bangalore: With several kidney scams being unearthed, most hospitals and doctors are cautious about kidney transplantation. Stringent legal formalities have complicated the process due to which treatment for several chronic renal patients has been delayed. Galden Gurung (16) from Nepal, suffering from end-stage renal disease, needs immediate kidney transplantation. Diagnosed with the disease at a young age, Gurung has been suffering for the past six years. Last year, when his condition started worsening, his family brought him to St John's Hospital. Currently, he is under haemodialysis. Though his mother is willing to donate a kidney, the transplantation has been delayed due to legal complications. They had to get a no-objection certificate from the Nepal government, Nepalese embassy in Delhi and from the ethical community for organ transplantations in India. It took almost a year for the family to get clearance from the government by which time they spent all the resources they had mobilized. Gurung's family has already spent nearly Rs 3 lakh and needs Rs 3 lakh more. Those who want to help Gurung can send contributions in favour of CBCI Society for Medical Education or St John's Medical College Hospital with the name and hospital number (2188324) of the patient to Dr K D Phadke, Prof Paediatric Nephrology, Children's Kidney Care Centre, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Sarjapur Road. E-mail: [email protected]
This news item stirred many a heart of the Gorkhali community in Bangalore. After some deliberation, under instructions from our President, Mr. B.D. Thapa, the association members swung into action. Calling upon friends and family members to contribute, the association presented a cheque to the hospital authorities on the 19th August 2008. To much relief, we now have been updated that the transplant was successful and Galden has recovered.