From Our Correspondent
Silchar, May 5: India was among the first countries to respond with a massive relief mission after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake flattened large parts of Nepal on April 25, leaving over 7,500 people dead and countless others homeless. Besides the government, NGOs and the corporate sector have also pitched in provide help to the estimated 9 million people affected by the earthquake. The people of Barak Valley too have responded to the humanitarian needs of Nepal.
The Silchar Thumpers, which is a part of the Royal Enfield Bullet Club, has also started a drive to collect fincial aid from the common people of the valley. They have raised a sum of Rs.1 lakh which would be sent to Nepal through the northeastern head quarter of Royal Enfield Riders Association of Meghalaya (RERAM). All the Enfield Clubs of north east, coming under RERAM, have contributed in similar fashion to help the earthquake victims of Nepal.
Since the earthquake, 4,050 rescue workers from 34 different tions have flown to Nepal to help in rescue operations, provide emergency medical care and distribute food and other necessities. Rescuers were digging through thousands of tons of earth recently, the remains of a quake-triggered mudslide that wiped out an entire village along a popular trekking route in Nepal’s Himalayan foothills and killed at least 60 people.