May 20, 2015: Youths are seen actively participating in volunteering to help quake survioir. Recently youths have constructed huts for April 25 quake survivors who have been under tent after the disaster razed their houses of Palungtar municipality-6, Malti Gaira of Gorkha.
Since Tuesday afternoon the youths have intensified their bid to construct makeshift. Giving a sigh of relief to the devastated households, Nepali Congress (NC) central member Pradip Poudel led a group of youths constructed the quake-resistant makeshifts and handed over to the survivors.
In order to construct the huts more than 100 youths have arrived in Malti Gaira under Poudel leadership. Similarly,the team including 7 engineers has constructed 15 makeshifts in no time on Tuesday.Team leader and NC youth leader Poudel said that rest of the huts would be constructed by Tuesday evening. He added that he monsoon is round the corner so they have engaged their efforts to protect quake survivor from heat and rain. He also mentioned that there were no youths in village.
Likewise, the campaign of leader Poudel is being supported by the NC’s youth wing Nepal Students’ Union.Leader Poudel took the initiative to construct 1,500 huts in quake-hit districts including Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk and Ramechhap.
Leader Poudel further said that they have constructed huts in line with the need of locals and informed that their engineer colleagues prepared frame of the house in keeping with locals need. He furhter stressed that youth workforce is lcking in the village.
The support to purchase zinc corrugated sheets for the construction of huts in village has been provided by Anil Acharya from UK, said NSU publicity department chief Ram Prasad Adhikari. He added that they have so far received 53 bundles of zinc corrugated sheets and would first construct the houses devastated by quake.This efforts shown by the youth have brought some bound of happiness to the locals who faced the intolerable life after the quake struck and are very pleased to enter to makeshift on Tuesday.
The Quake survivor Leela Sapkota said that one of his sons is Agriculture Officer and another in Nepal Army mentioning that her both sons have been deputed in quake-hit sites. The Sapkota family expressed their happiness to see the philanthropic works being carried out youths in far-flung villages.
Likewise, Shova Devkota,who has been residing under tent after her house collapsed, also shifted to hut said that that they all are old-age members at their home and they alone could do nothing to make huts but it was possible with the dynamic youths and gave blessings to the youth mentioning them as son who came to rescue them in the time of grief on Tuesday.She further added that the government should build houses for quake survivors rather than distributing money.
Regarding the constructing hut even the quake survivors joined their hands to the youths campaign of constructing makeshift. After constructing 53 makeshifts in Gorkha the group of youths is set to go to Sindhupalchowk today.