London- Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) UK’s Women Forum has donated over one million rupees for a Children Shelter operated by Chetana Sandesh Nepal and its associates at Hariban of Sarlahi district on Wednesday the 24th of August.
The women wing of the NRNA UK had collected 7,888 pounds from a charity event that was organised on the occasion of 106th International Women Day in earlier March. Based on the exchange rate of the day, NRNA UK’s Women Coordinator Sushila Rai officially handed a cheque with a sum of 10 lakhs and 87 thousand rupees to Chetana Sandesh Nepal’s President Surendra Lama.
The official handing over programme was attended by a number of other members, including NRNA’s International Coordination Council Member Sushma Rai, Adviser and Former General Secretary of NRNA UK Ram Sharan Simkhada, Spokesperson Khusi Limbu and Women Forum’s Deputy Coordinator Isha Gurung. Similarly, Local Development Officer of Sarlahi Raj Kumar Mahato and District Education Officer Badrinath Sharma were among the attendees. Guests were welcomed by children with khadas, garlands and bouquets of flower. In the latter part of the event, attendees were entertained with cultural programme performed by children of the shelter home.
Speaking as a senior guest of the event, Ms Sushila Rai expressed her commitment saying that United Kingdom’s Nepalese women have been working for humanitarian causes in Nepal since past and will continue to do so. “Whenever Nepal suffers it hurts us the overseas Nepalese, we wish all people of Nepal also to have similar feeling whenever we suffer” said Ms Rai. Spokesperson Mr Khusi Limbu, another guest of the programme, presented a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NRNA UK as a donor and Chetana Sandesh Nepal as a recipient.
The donated fund shall be used in order to upgrade current residential site for war-afflicted children and orphans who lost both of their parents during the Maoist conflict.