PCOS donates inverter, cash aid to Passingdong school & affected villagers

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 07:00 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 01:28 [IST]

PCOS donates inverter, cash aid to Passingdong school & affected villagers

Club had raised funds through sale of photos for landslide-hit Dzongu village
GANGTOK,: The Photography Club of Sikkim (PCOS) has donated a much required heavy duty double battery Luminous Inverter to the hostel of government secondary school, Passingdong in Upper Dzongu.
A nine-member PCOS team visited Passingdong on Sunday and handed over the inverter worth Rs. 44,000, informs a PCOS release. The inverter was required for the hostel after the earlier equipment was damaged during a major landslide which hit Passingdong village last June.
The release informs that the PCOS team met the families affected by the landslide at Passingdong and presented aid of Rs. 15,000 in cash each to thirteen such families.
School headmaster Namgay Lepcha, school staff and the beneficiaries thanked the PCOS for their contribution.
PCOS had generated funds through an online campaign ‘Dzongu Fundraiser print sales’ where where the club members and photographers from around the region got together and sold selected photos for the cause for Rs. 2,500 each.
Passingdong is about 10 km away from Mangan, the north district headquarters.
Public and private properties were damaged by the landslide of June 27, 2020 and around 35 Passingdong families had to be evacuated for safety.
The Photography Club of Sikkim was established in 2013 and has been hosting regular exhibition, workshops, photo talks and discourses.
“We have been earnestly striving hard to build a community of artists, visual storytellers and nature conservationists and help people understand and appreciate our region, our stories, culture and our rich environment,” said the PCOS.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi