Rally Around for Riya

बाँदा की महिला पत्रकार रिया उर्फ़ रानी सिंह को है आपकी मदद की ज़रूरत। रिया उर्फ़ रानी सिंह कानपुर में हार्ट के वाल्व के ऑपरेशन के लिए हृदय रोग संस्थान, कानपुर में भर्ती हैं। उन्हें ऑपरेशन के लिए 1 लाख रुपये और 4 यूनिट खून की ज़रूरत है मदद करने वाले जल्दी संपर्क करें इस नंबर पर: +918765125217

29-year-old Riya is a friend and colleague from Banda who worked with mainstream dailies in Banda, like Navkarmyug Prakashan and Dainik Jagran. She lost her parents in an accident at the age

Riya, our peer in Banda, is undergoing a heart surgery in Kanpur

of 9, and grew up with uncles and aunts, and into an unlikely career as a reporter in Bundelkhand. In April last year, Riya had a heart attack and was told that she needed a valve replacement surgery. For the last few weeks she has been admitted into a charitable cardiac hospital in Kanpur, awaiting enough funds to complete her surgery, so she can get back to work and her younger brother can go and complete his BSc. Her aunts and uncles won’t take her calls anymore. Her local male colleagues have done nothing to help, and running around to the administration has elicited a contribution from the MP’s discretionary fund. At the end of the day, independent and ambitious young women need to fend for themselves? Or do they? Riya needs just over a lakh to be able to have her surgery. If you would like to contribute to her medical treatment, please get in touch and we will share her bank details.

* Update: Riya has received support from friends, colleagues, peers, and even the administration! We’re deeply heartened to see this. Her procedure is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30th, and she is still short of INR 70,000 for it. So, if you haven’t already, then do consider contributing towards Riya’s surgery. Get in touch with us