HELP NEPAL International Day 2002
HELP NEPAL Network, a charity of Nepalese living in different parts of the world, organised a HELP NEPAL Day simultaneously in the UK, Australia, Italy and Nepal over the weekend, raising over £2,000 for future projects of the organisation.
About 120 Nepalese gathered at the Doren Bazeel Hall in Central London to participate in a dinner and dance party, sponsored by Primus Telecommunications, UK.(Our special thanks goes to Mr Sashank Kansal, Vice President of Primus’ Europe Department, for arranging the sponsorship).
In Kathmandu, about 300 people attended a cultural function on Saturday at Hotel Raddison where the organisers handed over £1,500 to the authorities of Chanaute Primary School of Lunkhu Garedi Danda in Parbat district.
The school would construct a building to accommodate new classrooms.
Also on Saturday, a lunch-cum-seminar was held in Victoria, Australia, to promote the cause of the Network.
Similarly, a small get-together of Nepalese was organised in Italy.
Julie Basnet, the co-ordinator of Help Nepal International Fund Raising Day, said the Network intended to mark the Day in as many countries as possible in the coming years.
She said the Day was not all about raising money but generating a sense of responsibility towards the development of Nepal among the Nepalese.
Since Nepal has been going through the most difficult time in history, it has been even more important for the Nepalese around the world to make a positive contribution towards their homeland, Basnet said.