Print Edition - 2015-05-27  |  Earthquake Relief

Barrachaur residents get aid

Barrachaur residents get aid

May 26, 2015-

Despite coming from a humble background, Tulbir BK has managed to distribute foodstuff and galvanised corrugated sheets to 50 households in Barrachaur village in the district.

Originally from Myagdi and currently residing in Pokhara, BK decided to help the people in the district after reading the May 17 and 22 edition of the Kantipur Daily, which featured news of the damage the village has sustained after the quake. Earlier, he had distributed food ration worth  around Rs600,000 in several villages in Gorkha.

“The media reported maximum devastation in Gorkha, Sindhupalchok and Dhading but I did not find this place any better in terms of physical damage,” BK said.

He added that the money for the relief was collected through donation from friends abroad.

Locals in Barrachaur, who otherwise had only received one tarpaulin and Rs 5,000 in cash from the government, said they were delighted to receive materials in such large quantities.

“Enough material has reached other places but this place was left behind,” local Gobinda Parajuli, who is also the Secretary of the Parbat Chapter of the Nepal Red Cross Society, said. “The area is badly in need of tarpaulins as none of the houses are fit to reside in,” he added.

Some 300 houses have been damaged in Barrachaur alone.

More than half of the houses in the VDCs south of the district have been fully damaged due to the recurring aftershocks.

“Despite difficulties, we are staying under tents for now,” local Gunbahadur Sunar said. Some locals have already made plans to construct temporary structures from the sheets provided by BK.

Published: 27-05-2015 07:26

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