Disabled siblings get succour

Pokhara, February 3

Succour is trickling in for the family of disabled brothers in Pokhara Lekhnath metropolis-13, after the plight of disabled kid brother Chet Bahadur and Shiva Nepali was reported in the online edition of The Himalayan Times recently.

Baburam Poudel, a temporary resident of Lekhnath who hails from Arghakhanchi visited the disabled siblings’ house in Dihi village and handed over Rs 20,000.

“I was moved by reading the news and so decided to collect donation for the family,” said Poudel, adding various food items including rice, cooking oil, pulse, blankets, duvets and soaps were provided to the needy family.

The amount was collected from the Lake Side-based Hotel Green View operator Binod Sen Thakuri and a migrant Nepali worker from Dubai, Kamal Thapa.

Earlier, Poudel himself had donated Rs 2,000 and two packets of diapers to the family.

Talking to this daily after receiving the support today, the disabled siblings’ mother expressed  gratitude to those who provided the support .

“The help means a lot to us,” she said. Born congenitally handicapped, Chet Bahadur is now 31 years old while his brother Shiva is 24 years old. As they cannot move, they can’t go out to address nature’s call and have been totally dependent on their family that consists of parents nearing old age and an elder sister.

Last week, Lions Club of Pokhara Bhadrakali had also provided some assistance to the family that also saw their house damaged in the devastating  earthquakes of the year 2015.