The Malaysian and Singapore Sikh community responded gallantly to the calls for help from Ravneet Kaur, the nine month old baby girl badly scaled by boiling water in an accident at her home in Kuala Lumpur.
A donation drive led by the Sikh Welfare Society Malaysia (SWSM) and Santana Riderz Mc has managed to raised about RM98,000 for the baby that is fighting for her life at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital since the last fortnight.
The baby, born to parents from India, has also shown some signs of improvement, though her battle is far from over.
Asia Samachar, which has joined the donation drive as the media platform, will report on the total collection after a meeting with officials from both collecting parties, scheduled for tomorrow.
For now, the SWSM-Santana Riderz-Asia Samachar donation drive for Baby Ravneet has come to a stop.
In a statement released to the Asia Samachar after a meeting today (18 Feb 2018), SWSM said it was still receiving donations from concerned donors both locally and overseas. As at 3pm on 18 Feb 2018, SWSM had collected RM58,000.
“We would have raised all in about RM40,000,” Santana Bikerz donation project director Jagjit Singh told Asia Samachar.
The SWSM statement said: “We are working closely with Santana Bikers who had made payments of RM15k thus far towards the hospital bills leaving approximately RM8k outstanding hospital bills as of today.
“Donations received at SWSM will be applied towards future hospital bills and follow up treatments for Baby Ravneet. We are advised by Doctors that this is going to be a long recovery process.
“We are extremely grateful to all our donors and we have decided to cease /stop the donation drive with immediate effect until further notice. We will provide periodic updates on the status of this case via Asia Samachar and our Facebook page.”
The point person for the project at SWSM is its secretary Charanbir Singh (contact details: +6-0162789964) .
Santana Riderz’s Jagjit Singh (+6-016-3712240) who had visited the baby and the mother at the hospital before the Sikh motorcycle club had launched its donation drive. The alternate point person at Santana Riderz Mc is its president Jaspal Singh (+6-019-3774971).
All three parties – SWSM, Santana Riderz and Asia Samachar – had been in touch since the donation drive began.
Any excess funds from the present donation drive will be channelled to future welfare or needy cases.
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Baby girl badly scalded by boiling water fighting for life at Kuala Lumpur hospital (Asia Samachar, 23 Oct 2017)