Nepali youth reach out to Chennai flood victims with relief support

KATHMANDU: 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 organisation's production director Guna Raj Pyakurel, who has been leading the campaign.

"So far, we have provided assistance to around 3,000 persons including food items for school kids and clothes for the affected families," Pyakurel, also a Nepal Scouts Council Member, said.

Local youth organisaton from South India, Youth for Human Rights, 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 people's level.