Tarun Saikia, Assam’s first mountaineer to climb Mt Everest, has been battling double kidney failure and is currently undergoing treatment in Chennai. In an effort to raise financial aid to Saikia, the Pratidin Time’s program Abhimat, anchored by Editor in Chief Nitumoni Saikia, appealed to the viewers to contribute a bit for the treatment of Assam glory Tarun Saikia.
During the show, Abhimat had raised a good amount of donation and contribution continued to flow in and till late night of Monday. The huge and overwhelming response and deluge of donation only proved that there was no dearth of well meaning souls.
Nitumoni Saikia constantly reminded everyone how serious the issue was and how any contribution would go a long way towards the campaign.
All those who wish to stand with the campaign can send their donations to the following SBI account number of Tarun Saikia or you may come to Pratidin Time’s head office in Ulubari, Guwahati.
SBI A/c no: 10113260048
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Tarun Saikia was detected with kidney failure on January 26 at a private nursing home in Guwahati and flown to Chennai for better treatment on February 8. As the kidney transplant procedure entails a huge expenditure, his family is banking on support from the Government of Assam, well-wishers and the corporate.
Between 1993 and 2012, Saikia climbed 11 peaks while attempting 16. Bhartkunda, Babisivling, Kedardom, Jogin, Nandadevi, Thalu, Kamet, Sudarshan, Bhagirathi, Mulkillah, Satotanth, Nepal Peak (Pre Everest), Papsura were some of the peaks where he made expeditions since 1993.