Kathmandu, September 5:
A steering committee of the Citizensâ€™ Relief Fund (CRF) today met Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal â€˜Prachandaâ€™.
CRF has already collected Rs 40,47,870.28 and begun distributing relief materials like tents and food in Devkota camp in the flood-hit area. â€œThe Young Entrepreneurs Forum (YEF) is in the area since last week lending medical and other support,â€ said Binod Chaudhary, president of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI).
â€œUnlike other relief committees, itâ€™s a permanent fund that will automatically work as and when there is a natural disaster in the country,â€ said popular cine artiste Madan Krishna Shrestha, urging all citizens to join hands in times of need.
CRF is a permanent network of initially 12 various organisations that have joined hands to help victims of natural disasters. Some more organisations have chipped in.