Heart touching Contentment from Nepali Earthquake Victims : #Sewabharati

We decided to travel to places unreached till this date in Sindhupalchok district. The target was Thakani group of villages as well as the far flung Maathi group of villages. A group of villages under a panchayat is called Gavisa here and this is the last administrative unit in Nepal. A batch of volunteers reached Thakani and had to return as it was already sunset while the other batch ventured beyond to reach out to Maathi where people from 6 villages had gathered even late in the evening for receiving relief material.
We had a surprise experience in one of the hamlets of Thakani Gavisa. People gathered around the vehicle and demanded the material telling that their village has not received the material as yet. The relief material truck had Rice, Chivda, tarpaulins, medicine, torch lights and everything loaded. However the villagers were content to demand just the tarpaulins and told that they do not need anything else for the time being, understanding the need of people in higher ranges. This was a surprise as in all relief campaigns, people try to receive as much material as they can.
And believe me, the road to this hamlet can be graded into un-motorable. It was a steep hike up the mountain and even with a 4wheel drive vehicle we had difficulty in reaching. The integrity of the people in higher ridges of Himalayas has many lessons for us the city dwellers.
6th May 2015

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