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Aid for Nepal quake victims

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

Silchar, May 6: Joy Hind Group (JHG), an NGO from rsingtola, Silchar, organized a collection drive to raise funds for the earthquake-ravaged victims of Nepal recently. They had raised a sum of Rs.15211, which was handed over by a cheque to Gokul Mohan Hazarika, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, to be sent to the appropriate authorities for disaster magement in Nepal. Birabrata Roy, ward commissioner, Animesh Roy, Swapan Paul and Umashankar Singh were amongst the people present while the cheque was handed over to the Deputy Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner thanked them for the humanitarian gesture.

In the meantime, homeless and bereaved survivors of the disaster are growing increasingly angry and frustrated over the pace of the rescue. They accuse the government of being too slow to distribute the intertiol aid that has flooded into the country and of leaving them stranded in remote areas waiting in desperate need of temporary shelters against the rain and cold. Though the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck recently has now claimed more than 7,500 lives, modern, workaday Kathmandu - the Kathmandu of ring roads and malls - has come through. Fabled Kathmandu, however - that mystical waypoint on the Himalayan hippie trail with its promise of enlightenment has been devastated. Anyone who has been to the Nepali capital will know the red brick color of the old city. Those bricks have turned into dust, and their trademark red coats the arms and faces of workers digging through rubble in the mournful search for bodies.

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