Print Edition - 2015-05-25  |  Earthquake Relief

Gurung Society in NY contributes to quake relief

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Gurung Society in NY contributes to quake relief

May 24, 2015-

Hamro Nepal initiative, led by the Gurung (Tamu) Society in New York, organised a charity concert to raise money for quake victims in Nepal on May 16. The concert was attended by over 600 people, 60 percent of whom were from the Nepali diaspora in the US.

The concert saw the likes of fashion designer Prabal Gurung, writer Manjushree Thapa, journalist Prashant Jha, former UN representative Ian Martin and Indian academic SD Muni. Artists Nima Rumba, Shyam Nepali, Sapana Shree, Raju Lama and dance group Cham-Cham Gang performed their numbers in the programme.

Board member and co-leader of the initiative Ashok Gurung said that it provided a platform for everyone to show their solidarity for Nepal. Proceeds from the concert will go towards providing relief to people in the hardest-hit villages in the country. “Many in rural communities do not have the resources and network to adequately rebuild what they have lost. It is our mission to direct funds to rural villages, which need the assistance most,” stated the society’s website.

Contributors can also make donations to the organisation through crowdfunding

site Indiegogo.

The organisation had raised $102,332 within the first 25 days of the campaign. The campaign, which will expire in 35 days, has already been 102 percent funded.

To make a donation or for more information, visit gurungs.org

Published: 25-05-2015 07:09

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