Relief: Nepal Govt Lauds Church Volunteers

Published: 22nd May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


TIRUVALLA:The Nepal Government has lauded the relief operations carried out by volunteers of the Believers Church and Gospel for Asia after the country was hit by a series of earthquakes recently.

The Nepal military has provided helicopters to the Church volunteers to  transport relief materials to various parts of the country.

The Believers Church is probably the only organisation that was provided with helicopters in Nepal for relief works.

More than 500 volunteers from the Believers Church  took part in the rescue operations, since the first earthquake hit Nepal. Despite the poor weather conditions and transportation facilities, the volunteers managed to reach out to victims in the mountainous and remote villages.

The  relief work is continuing, especially in the hardest hit and extremely remote districts of Gorkha and Sindhupalchok.

Nepal’s former prime minister Madhav Kumar, officials of the Nepal military and  government officials have joined the Church volunteers in distributing the relief supplies.

 Initially, the Believers Church released Rs 3 crore for the earthquake victims. Believers Church  metropolitan K P Yohannan has instructed the volunteers in Nepal to do whatever is possible to help the victims.

Currently, volunteers from 400 parishes and 20 schools in Nepal are engaged in the relief operations.

Kathmandu Diocesan bishop Narayan Sharma is leading the rescue work. Food, water, medicines, blankets, cooking vessels and plastic sheets for making tents are being distributed.

Believers Church Metropolitan K P Yohannan is expected to meet the Nepal Prime Minister next week to offer help to rebuild the earthquake affected areas.

India Matters


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