In April, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake struck parts of Nepal, leaving entire communities in ruins. Our teamled by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, was nearly immediately on the scene, rushing three huge trucks of supplies as well as volunteers from Nepal and India to aid thousands of people.
Several truck-loads of essential supplies were dispatched to Nepal directly following the quake with our team of over 50 volunteers in Nepal, where they worked in the heavily-devastated region of Bhaktapur as well as in the significantly-affected regions of Dhaulikhel and Kathmandu. The trucks carried thousands of blankets, hundreds of pairs of new clothes, shoes, solar lanterns, sheltering tar ps, daily necessity items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, food, medicine, and much more.
Three large trucks of relief materials were dispatched, with over 10,000 blankets, 10,000 water bottles, 15,000 packets of daily supplies, 5,000 tents and tarpaulins, food supplies and many other items which have all been distributed to the needy and affected survivors. This project was in close coordination with partners like Emami Foundation, Organic India, The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry and many others to reach out and touch as many people as possible. More than 25 villages/towns with over 11,000 families have been served by our dedicated volunteers.
In the wake of the disaster, our efforts sent teams of healthcare practitioners, including doctors, nurses, a pharmaceutical compounder, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Paediatricians, Neurosurgeons and many others, to serve the needy and affected populations to give critical and life saving treatment.
In a mountain village named Sanga, an hour away from Kathmandu, Nepal, the village along with their sacred shrine had been devastated by the earthquake, Pujya Swamiji immediately inspired the local community to come together as as one family, and pledge to rebuild their temple on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima with the work to rebuild the temple subsequently completed.