GANGTOK, 27 Nov:
A fundraising event, ‘Run for Reeya’, for the ailing national footballer from Sikkim, Reeya Lepcha will be held on 30 Nov in the capital. The registration desk for “Run for Reeya” has been set up in front of Tourism Information Centre, MG Marg, and will be open till 29 Nov.
Run for Reeya is a charity rung initiated by journalist Dichen Ongmu for the footballer hailing from West Sikkim. She is suffering from brain tumor and is under-going treatment in Delhi. The amount collected from this run will be transferred to her parents as financial assistance.
Ms Ongmu has urged all sports organizations and associations to be a part of this noble cause. She has further urged everyone to help and support Reeya to bring her on the field soon.
A Class III student of Tashi Namgyal Academy, Moksha Upreti, has registered for the run, who is also the youngest participant so far.