Bajura, December 3
SOS Children’s Village, Dhangadhi, has provided shelter to two helpless siblings of Gaumul Rural Municipality, Bajura.
The two brothers — Bikash Budha, 9, and Bipin Budha, 6, — were left in the lurch after their father became physically-challenged and their mother eloped with another man.
SOS Children’s Village Dhangadi Chief Padam Hamal said they had taken full responsibility of the two brothers. “We will help them build their future. They were helpless after their mother got married to another man and their father Deshi Budha became physically-challenged in a road accident,” he said.
Hamal said they came to know about the plight of the two brothers from a news article published in “The Himalayan Times” and its news portal. Following the news, financial assistance began to pour in for the Budha family from both home and abroad. The vice-chair of the rural municipality handed over a contribution of Rs 89,605 provided by different individuals to Deshi Budha.
Bajura CDO Chetraj Baral said the collected money was deposited at the branch of Rastriya Banijya Bank in the names of the two boys.
Sabina Shrestha, who is employed in Israel, donated relief in the form of clothes and other items worth Rs 30,000 to the Budha family.
Deshi became physically disabled after he suffered injury in an accident in India around two years ago. According to Deshi’s nephew Loknedra Budha, his uncle is paralaysed from below the waist.
A version of this article appears in print on December 04, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.