Art of Living steps up relief efforts in quake-hit Nepal

29th April 2015

Mobilizes more than 8000 volunteers to work 24*7 on ground zero

In an effort to reach out and provide solace to the quake- hit country, The Art of living has stepped up its relief efforts in Nepal and has mobilized its volunteer base across the globe to provide relief and rehabilitation. Volunteers across the globe have been encouraged to come forward and contribute towards this cause.

While blood donation camps are underway at the Bir hospital, the centre at Raxaul has also started a similar camp in collaboration with the India Medical Association. The Art of Living-Nepal Center and Nepal Music School in Kathmandu opened its premise for shelter seekers. The volunteers conducted chantings and satsang to provide solace amidst the devastation.

An Art of Living faculty in Birgung also opened his doors for shelter seekers where Sashastra Sena Bal cooked food while satsang and chantings continued to offer strength to the people gathered. " Our team was the first to reach Kaavre district with the help of the army and police. At the Balaju devastation site, the rescue team were stranded for lack of petrol. The volunteers took out fuel from their motorbikes and provided to the rescue operators and they could continue after that." shared, Santosh Sharma member of Art of Living Nepal.

The Art of Living relief centre was also visited by the Indian Member of Parliament Sanjay Jaiswal and Petroleum Minister, Mr.Pradhan. Truckloads of bottled water and food was provided to casualties and families at Teaching Hospital, Balaju devastation site, Bir Hospital and Civil hospital. The volunteers at Teaching Hospital set up an all-day stall where a 24-hour supply of food was provided by the volunteers.

The rescue volunteers also reached Gorkha District for assessing the material need of the people. " We are providing material and medical assistance wherever we can. Our teams are actively working in various areas like Kavre, Dhading, Balaju etc and have distributed masks, water, food, medicines and soap, and have also conducted awareness on post-disaster disease outbreak.

Our next main aim is to provide trauma relief to the people who are devastated seeing the aftermath of the Earthquake." shared Santosh Sharma The Art of Living Nepal is concentrating on providing immediate relief in the form of food materials, medical assistance and most importantly trauma relief through chanting and satsangs. It has reached thousands of people so far and the work continues.

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