New Delhi/Deepak Mandal: Miles away from their homeland and family members , hundreds of Nepalese students studying in Delhi turned into foot soldiers to raise funds for sending relief and succor to quake-hit Nepal.
Over 6,000 lives and iconic Architectural landscape been lost as the 7.9 magnitude tremor jolted Nepal on Saturday.
20-year-old Radkin Basnet , who is pursuing Sociology from Miranda House, Delhi University,with the group of eight-nine fellow students was raising funds at Rajiv Chowk instead preparing for the examsChartered Accountancy here, joins a group of five-six fellow students to raise funds for the cause after attending classes.
"We are about 400 students who have volunteered by Nepal Embassy to work towards raising funds and we had given NOC. We study at the same place but we are from different parts of Nepal, and we have decided to put in our energies together to send relief material,tents, medicines and other essential supplies there," Basnet told starlive24.tv .
She said first batch of relief material is ready and will be dispatch very soon, as the agencies are taking too long to go through all the procedures.
Basnet, a resident of Kathmandu, is in the first year of her course. With holding a chart paper in her hand ,requesting to “help and donate for the earthquake victims” she can be seen in public places such as parks, malls and Delhi Metro premises.
“My family survived but the my cousin died that day”Radkin said.
Her friends Prasit Sijapati Thakuri, from Kathmandu, carries a poster around to attract people's attention and appeals to them to join in the cause.
Prasit, 21, said, "We are not there to help our people but we are doing our best to facilitate them and to recover from this unimaginable disaster, We have collected near about 4 lacs and still we are doing our efforts to collect as much as fund."