Print Edition - 2015-05-27  |  Earthquake Relief

Nepal Academy of Music and Drama starts awareness campaign

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Nepal Academy of Music and Drama starts awareness campaign

May 26, 2015-The Nepal Academy of Music and Drama organised an awareness programme for 200 children in Kirtipur to reduce anxiety and fear caused by the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks on Monday.

The programme is a part of the Academy’s Cultural Awareness Related to Eathquake campaign, which makes use of art forms of music and drama to minimise the psychological effect that the earthquake has had on the victims, especially the children, elderly and people with disabilities.

The Academy aims to bring children back to normalcy and prepare them psychologically to return home and school. Theatre artists Hari Saran Khanal and Suresh Chandra entertained and counselled the affected children through drama and songs. Vice-chancellor of the Academy, Sambhujit Baskota, also entertained the children with his songs. He also requested the victims to be cautious about the risks of trafficking and  violence against women and children.

Under the supervision of Baskota, the Academy has expanded its programmes to Harisiddhi, Nuwakot, Dhading, Budhanilkantha, Madhyapur Thimi, Jitpur Phedi in Tarkeshor, among others. The academy, in the future, want to focus on minimising damage in the coming days, raising awareness among people about the risk of human trafficking at the time of crisis and providing counselling to the affected people through music and drama.

The Academy has also been distributing relief material to the victims.

Interested donors can contribute to the earthquake relief fund set up by the Academy. The bank account number of the academy is 17725240200641—Nepal SBI Bank Limited.

Published: 27-05-2015 07:38

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