GANGTOK, 30 March: Former Indian football team skipper, Bhaichung Bhutia has come forward to help migrant workers in the State. Bhaichung Bhutia has offered shelter to needy migrant workers in his building here at Lumsey, Tadong. It is informed that this was an initiative taken by him and United Sikkim Football Club to ensure that workers acknowledge the nationwide lockdown and stop them from taking mass strenuous exodus to their homes.
In his official Facebook page, Bhaichung wrote, “I feel strongly for the migrant workers who hope to reach their homes to survive corona virus and the nationwide lockdown. The mass exodus of migrant workers pouring out to attempt strenuous treks to their home is not only a violation of the curfew but is also a danger to their lives. I and United Sikkim Football Club would like to offer shelter to those in need in my building in Lumsey, Tadong.”
The needy can contact Bhaichung Bhutia on his Facebook age or can call Senior manager USFC, Arjun Rai at his number, 9434117465 for any help regarding this issue.
Likewise, in another FB post, Bhaichung Bhutia wrote, “If anyone from Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and other North Bengal region that are stuck in Tamil Nadu and are in need of basic assistance like food and accommodations, please contact the phone numbers below. The Alayam Welfare Trust an NGO in Tamil Nadu are actively supporting the people in need. Concerned people kindly reach out to them.” His FB post mentioned that needy can contact Ravindra Banerjee at 98315 79972, P Prashant at 93848 40307 and BK Raja at 9500244444.