Mishra donates royalty for Chepang kids’ education

Chitwan, January 27

Politician-cum-writer Rabindra Mishra has donated Rs 350,000 for the education of Chepang kids in Chitwan. The amount was collected in royalty from the sale of his books.

Amidst a programme here today, Mishra handed over a cheque worth the amount to Miteri Foundation Nepal, Chitwan, which has been helping Chepang community in the district by launching different programmes, including for education of the impoverished community. Mishra, whose creations include Mishraka Kabita Sangraha, Khana Pugos Dina Pugos and Bhumadyarekha, has been donating royalty from these books to the fund.

“The noted social activist (Mishra) has so far donated 1.1 million rupees,” informed the foundation chair Silawal, adding the foundation has been helping Kandeshwori Primary School of remote Kanda in Rapti municipality-13 with the donation.

A total of 150 kids, including 125 from the Chepang community, are studying at the school. “We’ve also coordinated to set up a hostel at the school, for which we’ve received support from a Kathmandu-based Laxmi Foundation,” he said.

Miteri Foundation was established by a group of journalists who while reporting from the village on the

death of eight members of a single family feeding on wild mushroom had been moved by the plight of the impoverished community about seven years ago.

The foundation has been supporting the village in different sectors including health, education and agriculture, among others.