Print Edition - 2015-05-29  |  Earthquake Relief

NCM provides relief to Kavre, Gorkha

- GAURAV THAPA, Kathmandu

May 28, 2015-

Volunteers--students and faculty members--from Nepal College of Management, Baghdol, have distributed relief material to the earthquake victims in Kavrepalanchok and Gorkha, two of the worst-hit areas of the country. The group has provided basic necessities to about 600 people in the areas.

The first team of 18 members dispatched from the college--led by the Program Coordinator for Bachelor in Hospital and Tourism Management, Anup Karki--had reached Tamang Gaun of Kotyang in Anikot VDC of Kavrepalanchok district on May 4. The principal of the college, Sujan Aryal, informed that the team had taken along 800 kg of rice,  200 kg of beaten rice, 20 tents, several boxes of instant noodles, loafs of bread, among other food items, which was later distributed among the locals.

The team also consisted of six medical personnel from Sahid Gangalal National Heart Centre, Bansbari, who attended to more than 150 people. Alka Hospital, Jawalakhel, helped logistically while Nepalis in Texas arranged for the medical supplies.

“Residents of neighbouring VDCs of Panchkhal and Tinpiple also reaped benefits from the visit,” says a volunteering student, Rajib Rawal. “Despite the difficulty in reaching there and some minor disputes while distributing relief material, we were able to help some 300 locals,” he adds.

On May 7, a second team of 10 volunteers from the college--led reached Chhoprak VDC near the epicentre of the April 25 earthquake in Gorkha. Their relief supply included 1,200 kg of rice, 230 galvanised corrugated sheets, 300 kg beaten rice and clothes.

“Around 300 people from 50 families were provided for,” says Aryal. According to him, a total of Rs 224,000 was collected for the two operations. Money had been received in donation as well as through the deduction of salary of higher-ranked staff of the college.

Published: 29-05-2015 07:45

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