City reaches out to Nepal

City reaches out to Nepal
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It has been a week since the earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook Nepal. People were displaced from their homes and are in dire need of help. The Nepali denizens in Hyderabad, are also doing their part to help their motherland. The Nepali community of Hyderabad \'Chautari Christan Ministries\' sent a relief team of four members to Nepal on

It has been a week since the earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook Nepal. People were displaced from their homes and are in dire need of help. The Nepali denizens in Hyderabad, are also doing their part to help their motherland. The Nepali community of Hyderabad 'Chautari Christan Ministries' sent a relief team of four members to Nepal on Sunday evening. The team is led by Joseph Thapa, who owns a fast food stall in Picket.


Team members at Secunderabad Railway stationThe other members are students and daily wage workers from the city. The team is going with relief materials and cash. And they will stay in Nepal for two weeks and do their bit to provide relief to the people in distress. "The team will reach at Kolkata on Monday, and head to Siliguri, where they will buy relief materials such as plastic tents, blankets, rice, pulses and other basic amenities to be distributed to the people in quake hit regions.


The team will also cook food and distribute it. The member will reach Nepal on Tuesday night," shares Pastor Hem Sagar Rasaily of Hyderabad Nepali Church, YMCA, Secunderabad. The government of Telangana has also helped the community for this noble endeavour. The Minority Welfare Department of Telangana State released Rs 50,000 for the cause.


The good Samaritans of Hyderabad also came forward to help the people who are the victims of massive earthquake 'Sewa Bharath' an NGO, donated 100 pairs of shoes for the girls. Four govt employees also showed a warm gesture by providing 60 blankets as part of the relief material.


Hyderabad Nepali Church donated Rs 47,000 cash for the relief. "We are continuously getting donations from people who want to help the people. We will collect the cash and deposit in Joseph's account and they will do the needful there," Hem Sagar informs. The members of Chautari Christian Ministries collected donations at various traffic signals and public places. "Our volunteers took the streets and urged people to support Nepal.


The citizens of the city were kind enough and they supported us in our mission. We would like to thank the city traffic police personnel for helping us and encouraging us while collecting the donation at traffic signals," the pastor elucidates. “People were generous in helping Nepal,” he added. People offered clothes, biscuits, bed sheets, and other basic amenities for the relief. Many people have also helped the community financially. People can reach out to them at 9494237274, 9014630853.

By:Navin Pivhal

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