Kathmandu, March 23
Chaudhary Foundation (CF) — the philanthropic arm of Chaudhary Group (CG) — has handed over 179 transitional homes (CG Shelters) to the survivors of the devastating earthquakes of last year in Gorkha district. The foundation has handed over the shelters to the quake survivors in Gorkha Municipality-1, 2 and 14, as per a media release issued today.
The foundation has said that it is continuing to build transitional homes for the quake survivors in the district, which was the epicentre of the April 25 earthquake.
Former chief secretary of Nepal government, Lilamani Paudyal, handed over the shelters to the quake survivors amidst a function held at Padelthor of Gorkha, on Monday.
“The shelters have provided some relief to the quake survivors,” said Paudyal, as per the release. Stating that at a time when the government has not been able to rebuild or hand over a single shelter to the quake survivors, he commended the efforts of the foundation in providing support to those who were most affected by the natural disaster.
During the event, he also opined that the quake survivors should try to rebuild the country as much as they possibly can, rather than anticipating support from aid agencies.
The foundation has already handed over CG Shelters in Ramechhap, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Gorkha (Taklung), among other quake-affected areas. It aims to hand over additional shelters in future.
A version of this article appears in print on March 24, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.