Yuvsatta launched a donation drive for Nepal Victims

May 02, 2015 15:30 | Chandigarh
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Chandigarh,  April 30th Thursday 2015 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi):-  Today volunteers of city based NGO Yuvsatta, launched a donation drive for victims of quake victims of Nepal. Carrying placards of ‘Nepal will Rise’, ‘Long Live Indo-Nepal Friendship’, ‘Let’s Help Nepal’, ‘Be Strong Nepal’, they organized a meeting near Buddha statue at Sukhna Lake in this regard.

 

Giving information about the initiative Pramod Sharma, Coordinator of Yuvsatta shared that according to UN estimates 8 million people—nearly a third of Nepal's population—may be affected by the earthquake across the country. And one million of those affected are children. UN reports also states that around 1.4 million people are in urgent need of food & water supplies there. So, they are also starting a donations mobilization and awareness campaign about tragedy on social networking sites to promote the cause.

 

Akanksha, Programme Manager of Yuvsatta added that India & Nepal enjoys age-old relationships and from last decade they’re promoting spirit of universal brotherhood through organization of an annual International Youth Peace Fest and regular international exchange programmes, in which every year large number of youngsters from Nepal are also participating. And watching the daily news of catastrophic destruction in the friendly neighbouring country, they have requested local Schools, students, teachers & common people to lend a helping hand in this adversity.