Sonal Keshav
NHSF (UK) National Vice President

 

On this day, we humbly and sincerely pray.

Aum shantishanti shantih!

 

“May there be peace in me! May there be peace in my environment! May there be peace in the forces that on me!

 

On 12th May, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Eastern Nepal just eighteen days after the devastating earthquake that struck on April 25, which killed more than 8,000 and left more than 17,000 injured. Tremours of the recent quake had been felt in neighbouring countries including India, Bangladesh and China, with 47 deaths already reported.

The latest earthquake has put further strain on a country that is trying to get back to some kind of normality. Again, there is an urgent need for aid. There is still desperate need of food, water and shelter. We urge everybody reading this article to commit to action because it only action that will see Nepal rise from this disaster. For those of you who would like to donate money, we ask that you to do this via established registered charities. Below are some charities that we believe to be effective during times of distress.

 

Sewa UK
Sewa UK have launched an appeal to help and support the victims of the earthquake in Nepal and Northern States of India. They have sister organisations working on ground at present to provide immediate relief and rehabilitation. To find out more information you can donate online at www.sewauk.org

Planeterra Foundation (G Adventures)
Planeterra Foundation have already delivered $10,000 for emergency relief that has seen water, food and blankets distributed to villages in Kathmandu Valley. The balance of the funds will be used for the long-term repairing and rebuilding of homes in the region. G Adventures covers all of Planeterra’s administration cost so 100% of your donation will be put to the cause.
https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/PlaneterraFoundation/NepalEarthquake/

BAPS Charities Nepal Earthquake Fund
BAPS Charities is helping communities around the world respond to support vital rescue and relief efforts.
http://www.bapscharities.org/uk/nepalearthquake/

Saraswati Vidyalaya
With a dedicated team of teachers, volunteers and villagers already operating heavy machinery, distributing food & water and clothing, Saraswati Vidyalaya operates in 1,394 villages across Nepal with a robust infrastructure that enables it to provide relief directly to those who require it. Saraswati Vidyalaya needs your support to rebuild Nepal for a long term future. Please visit http://www.saraswatividyalaya.org.uk/home/component/content/article/86.html to donate.

 

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop