Switzerland to Nepal: A Package of Happiness
As everyone’s wish, our wishes is to make the year 2016 AD a great year but we didn’t have any concrete plan to make it so. Suddenly, Mr. Nicolas Bossard, head of www.tagnepal.ch, “Forward for Nepal”, a helping hand to Nepalese community from Switzerland came with a package of happiness to Earthquake Victim of Nepal with some warm cloths, education materials for earthquake victims of hilly region of Nepal where he involved us to share out the happiness. The mission of distributing happiness as warm cloths, blankets and shoes was started on 1st of January 2016 for a whole week at Tembathang, Sindhupalchok of Nepal. We feel pride to be a partner of such holy mission and we believe, we have started 2016 AD in a very meaningful way.
After massive earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015 and several aftershocks, Earthquake victims of Nepal are destined to face all of hardship to operate their daily lives. We witnessed the lack of foresightedness of Nepal Government, as result they are forced to run their lives under the blue sky. We believe that only proactive government could look after its citizens in such severe cases. They don’t have enough foods, drinking water and other necessaries of fundamental livelihood. Already they have faced the brutality of rainy seasons and the winter was ready to give them a strong blow of coldness. The situation got even worse when the winter hit Nepal basically, the people and children who lives in hilly region. As a small aid to the EQ victims, we decided to distribute our stocked items to the victims in Tembathang, Sindhupalchok.
On 1st of January 2016, our team (Mr. Pasang Tendi Sherpa, Mr. Gobind Gurung and Mr. Nicolas Bossard and climbing guide Mr. Ang Pasang Sherpa) headed to Tembathang in a chartered chopper with our small support. We choose chopper instead of other means of transportation because due to the difficult landscape of the place we selected. It’s more than one and half times cheap to choose chopper in the place of inland transportation and potters.
When we reached there, our hearts shattered into pieces to see them on such situation. Once, we scold our government for being such irresponsible to its people. We couldn’t see the presence of government as we expected because people of Tembathang were still waiting the positive response along with worth full relief from the government’s side. We distributed warm clothes, blankets shoes to the children and people and we witnessed the happiness they felt which was very precious to us. We provided warm clothes to the people of 250 houses in the Tembathang.
It’s not the first time that we involved on relief distribution to the EQ victims. Tagnepal.ch had already supported Nrs. 4,00,000.00 to the victims and even we, TAG Nepal had offered its support to the 7 different affected districts with essentials instant relief during Earthquake. We are informed that “Forward for Nepal” have planned to support victims of different places in the row.
Finally, we, with the help of people of Switzerland through “Forward for Nepal” make first week of 2016 AD a very memorable and joyful year’s starter. As being a responsible tourism partner, we are always in search of such great support of our friends from around the globe to support us to revive Nepal as soon as we could. In this phenomenon, we are really grateful to the people of Switzerland for their heartfelt support.