SWC provides relief goods for Phungling fire victims

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 5:

The Social Welfare Council (SWC) today handed over various goods in cash and kind worth Rs 1,251,781.58 to the fire victims of Phungling amid a programme held at the council premises. “Hundreds of families are in need of all kinds of help to ensure quick re-settlement and betterment of the victims,” said member of National Assembly Yankila Sherpa and the programme coordinator.

Each item donated is 101 in number as the number of families affected is 101. Rice, sugar, flour, salt, tooth paste, soap, clothes, utensils and other necessary materials were provided by the SWC by coordinating with various businessmen and social workers. The utensils were donated by Gems Plastic Private Limited, Kathmandu, and clothes by social worker Deepak Khadka who lives in Australia.

“We are being very careful about checking that the relief goods reach the right people,” said Sherpa. A high-level-committee has been formed in Taplejung comprising Army personnel, police officials, CDO of Taplejung and social workers to take the initiative to rehabilitate the victims, informed Sherpa.