Rautahat/Bara, August 23
Dhurmus Suntali Foundation distributed relief materials to 80 flood victim families in Gaur, Rautahat today.
The founder of the foundation Sita Ram Kattel aka Dhurmus distributed relief materials to the flood victims of Dalit and Musahar settlements of Gaur and Rajdevi municipalities at Gaur-based Bal Mandir.
Kattel distributed 30 kg rice, five kg pulses, quilts, mosquito nets, noodles, biscuits, sanitary pads and t-shirts, among other items. Kattel said he was happy to distribute relief materials to the victims.
Mrigaraj Devi Singh, a victim from Raj Devi Municipality, said she was very happy after receiving the relief materials. She said she had lost her house in the flood and was taking shelter under a tree.
Another victim, Dharohari Devi Musaharani from the Musahar settlement of Gaur Municipality said she was also very happy as she had been struggling for survival.
Similarly, Himani Trust of former princess Himani Shah’s organisation also distributed relief materials to 250 flood victims of Bara today.
Bara Chief District Officer Bijaya Narayan Manandhar said relief materials were distributed at a programme organised in Bhalui Chowk of Prasauni Rural Municipality. Earlier, Himani Shah, her son Hridayendra and daughter Kritika had reached the Bara Administration Office and collected information regarding flood victims in the district. The trust distributed 10 kg rice, 5 kg pulses, 3 kg sugar, 3 kg beaten rice, tents, salt and biscuits to each family of Bhului Chowk. The trust also distributed same quantity of relief materials to flood victims in Pokhariya Municipality, Parsa today.
Likewise, another organisation Art of Living, Birgunj, also distributed t-shirts, potatoes, rice, pulses, among other food items to 72 families of flood victims in Pheta Rural Municipality, Bara today.
A version of this article appears in print on August 24, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.