Generous and kind-hearted members of the Thadou Artistes' Association on Friday came out on the street in Kangpokpi town singing for the treatment of an electrocuted victim from Churachandpur district whose hands were both amputated at RIMS Hospital, Imphal.
A 29-year-old, father of three and the sole bread earner of the family, Sehkholun Kipgen, son of Mangsei Kipgen from Leijang Khopi in Churachandpur district, got electrocuted on August 29 while constructing a house in his village.
Both his hands were amputated as the burnt owing to the electric shock has badly damaged all the veins and if not amputated it would cause serious problems in the future.
After exhausting all their resources, the family has been facing acute financial problems for his treatment which is when they approached the Thadou Artistes' Association for help, said Hencha Sitlhou, President of Thadou Artistes' Association.
He continued that the only thing we can do to help them is to seek public contribution by utilising the talent that God gifted to us and without hesitation from our soft-hearted and generous members we organized a Charity Concert at the roadside in Kangpokpi town where people come forward to donate for the treatment of Sehkholun Kipgen.
The Charity Concert smartly moderated by Ngamminlun Bronson, General Secretary of Thadou Artistes' Association at Kangpokpi downtown IT Road bazaar and Kangpokpi main bazaar, earned sympathy from all corners and generated Rs 52,000/- for the electrocuted victim.
Local journalist Kaybie Chongloi, Admins of the Kanggui Post, a leading WhatsApp group in the district also jumped in to assist the Thadou Artistes' Association apart from the Kangpokpi Town Committee, Kangpokpi Youth Union, Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organisation.
Kangpokpi police also helped the Charity Concert organizer in monitoring smooth traffic flow during the concert.
The Thadou Artistes' Association President, Hencha Sitlhou also conveyed gratitude to the DC Kangpokpi, SP Kangpokpi, KTC, KWWO, KYU, Admins of The Kanggui Post, the local journalist and all the public of the Kangpokpi for their assistance and generosity.
The charity concert culminated with a prayer from Thangcha Kipgen, one of the Admins of the Kanggui Post. Later, the Thadou Artistes' Association members led by its president and general secretary handed over the donated amount to the victim's family at RIMS Hospital, Imphal.