Kathmandu, December 21, 2015:Â A youth group in Nepal has been providing immediate relief assistance to flood victims of Chennai in India.
A seven-member team from the Volunteer Ministers Nepal chapter is currently in the Tamil Nadu capital for the relief work, informed the organizationâ€™s production director Guna Raj Pyakurel, who has been leading the campaign. The other members are Rishi Gautam, Dawa Sherpa, Ram Shrestha, Abron Tamang Waiba, Suraj Dangol and Dinesh Tamang.
â€œSo far, we have provided assistance to around 7,000 persons including food items for school kids and clothes for the affected families,â€ Pyakurel, also a Nepal Scouts Council Member, said.
Local youth organization from South India, Youth for Human Rights International, has been coordinating the relief distribution.
The team had left Kathmandu for the Indian city on December 8 and is scheduled to return home on December 29.
The team has targeted to serve at least 10,000 persons, according to Pyakurel.
He also hoped that such visit would help mending soured Indo-Nepal ties at the peopleâ€™s level.