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Southern California Nepali community pushing for earthquake aid, Supporting for the construction of a thousand houses in severely affected 4 districts


Purushottam Dhakal, Los Angeles: The Southern California Nepali community is going to support thousand of victim of devastating earthquake who has lost their house.The community is going to arrange galvanized zinc sheets to earthquake victims for building temporary shelters in severely affected four districts. The Southern California Nepali Community has been actively involved in dispatching the relief material since the beginning of the devastating earthquake at the required place, they have previously distributed 2,123 family tent and the basic food material, including rice, pulse, oil, which they required instantly to all those numbers of families in Kavre, Lamjung, Dhading, Sindupalchow, Nuwakot and Okhaldhunga district.

Pashupatinath FoundationThe disaster relief fund set up in conjunction with the Los Angeles based Nepalese social organizations and institutions, and Shree Pashupatinath Foundation have collected a total amount of 134 thousand US dollars. According to the secretary of the relief fund Mr. Rajendra Siwakoti the total collected amount will be utilized in two phases, primary phase with relief material, including tent and the necessary food whereas the second phase includes the distribution of galvanized zinc sheet. According to the Siwakoti, Mrs. Tara Gurung and Mr. Gokul Paudel representing the fund has distributed relief material, including food items and tent visiting the severely affected areas. According to the Secretary of the relief fund, the fund collection and relief assistance task will continue further, according to him the Indian American community, American various Institutions, different individual helping hands are giving high response and support in the process.

Sanatan TempleAccording to the Honorary Consulate of Nepal to USA (San Diego, California), Mr Rishi Dhakal told us that the second phase of a support program to victim includes the distribution of zinc sheet. Consulate Dhakal told that the victim of the remote village of Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dolkha and Lamjung will be supported in this phase whose houses are completely damaged by a devastating earthquake.
Referring to the information given by consulate Dhakal, for the second phase task the Nepali community of Los Angeles members Hem Raj Bhatta, Gyanendra Gurung, Ram Babu Pandey and Bimal Shrestha are actively taking initiation. He also expressed the gratefulness to Indian American community who involved in the LA base Indian American Sanatan Temple for the great support and prayer they are offering during the devastating earthquake. The president of the Pashupatinath Foundation Bhakta Thapa told us that it’s their privilege to support in such painful days of their motherland. He stressed that Nepalese community abroad is always with their motherland.

Saramthali, RasuwaPrior to this, the Nepalese community in Los Angeles, on behalf of the National Coordination Council of Non Residential Nepali Association (NRNA) America’s member secretary Sangeeta Siwakoti ‘Lamsal’ along with an Association, former president Khagendra GC and newly elected president Keshab Poudel reached the remote mountainous village Saramathali in Rasuwa District and distributed relief material including food items and tents. The team has also run health camps for the victim. They have announced that they will manage all the educational expenses till 12 grades for the children of a deceased citizen of that village.

LA Earthquake Relief 2Likewise, on behalf of the Los Angeles Nepali Community, Bishow Subedi has individually supported the victim with the relief material, including food and tent of cost 30 thousand US dollars. According to the coordinator of the relief fund established in conjunction with Pashupatinath Foundation Mr. Veda Joshi told us that as the devastating earthquake wiped off their motherland it has sadden every well wisher all over the world. It’s their duty to support the victim with the relief package and consolation he admitted. As we are children of same country, it does hurt us when there is pain he stressed being quite emotional.

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