A charity run to raise funds for the victims of Kerala’s devastating floods was organized in Geyzing of West Sikkim district on Sunday.
More than 200 runners participated in the run christened ‘Run for Kerala, Run for Humanity’.
The charity run was organized by Press Club of West Sikkim and Nirmal Dentam Sanitation Society with support from ultra-marathoner Amar Subba.
The charity run was flagged off from Kyongsa ground and culminated at Geyzing bazar.
Following the run, a programme was organized at the heart of the town where school and college students and locals presented various cultural items.
The fundraising event was graced by sub divisional police officer, Manish Verma as the chief guest.
Principals of various schools in the district, department officials, NGOs, police personnel, sportspersons, and students participated in the event.
Addressing the gathering, eminent marathon runner of Sikkim Amar Subba appealed to the people to help the victims of the Keral flood generously.
Elaborating on the event, president of the Press Club of West Sikkim, Kush Hang Leewang, said that charity run was an initiative to raise funds towards rebuilding Kerala.
Press Club of West Sikkim thanked all those who took part in the charity run, the volunteers, and the generous donors.
A total of Rs 50,000 has been collected so far; while the organizers have informed that donation will be open for a few more days.