Nearly a month after the massive earthquake that struck Nepal, the situation remains severe. More than 8,000 people are confirmed dead, more than 14,000 are injured and another 8 million are affected across Nepal.
The quake-torn country needs not only prayers but also help in cash and kind. Having been driven by unalloyed compassion for the neighboring country, the students, staff and parents of Indian Educational School (Bhavans Kuwait) raised an amount of KD 6000. The relief fund was formally handed over to Yagya Bahadur Hamal, Honb’l Ambassador of Nepal to Kuwait at a simple yet a formal function held in the school auditorium on May 17, 2015.
It is indeed a great matter of pride for the school as the lion’s share of the relief fund was raised when volition of the young minds was accompanied by selfless action and philanthropy. An amount of KD 4563 was raised within no time by the Bhavanites. The most generous and the most humane parent community of Bhavan extended all possible support to the Members of the Supreme Council who worked tirelessly, voluntarily and altruistically for the noble cause. The students also collected a load of new and used clothes and blankets for the victims of the quake. The tagline of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - ‘Let noble thoughts come to us from every side’ was lived out by the students in their mission to help the misfortunate in the scenic valley of the Himalayas.
A member of Bhavan’s parent community, Mrs. Radha Ramaswamy, Dar SSH International Engineering Consultants, added KD 1100 to the children’s contribution. The amount was contributed by her along with her charitable colleagues. The Bhavans Kuwait management generously contributed the remainder. The check for KD 6000 was formally presented to the ambassador of Nepal to Kuwait by the members of the Supreme Council in the presence of N. K. Ramachandran Menon, chairman, Bhavans Middle East, and T. Premkumar, principal, Bhavans Kuwait.
Yagya Bahadur Hamal, the Hon’bl Ambassador of Nepal to Kuwait addressed the gathering. In his most moving speech, he mentioned the miseries that had befallen Nepal and its people. He also mentioned the congenial ties that India and Nepal has shared for decades. He profusely thanked the students for their kind gesture. He extolled the Bhavan’s culture and admired the students for their initiative and blessed them abundantly. He also thanked the school management for their thoughtful initiative, and for creating an atmosphere conducive for instilling noble human virtues. The chairman, Bhavans Middle East presented the ambassador a memento as a token of Bhavan’s reverence.
Mridula Vijaya Kumar of grade 11 expressed the feelings of the Indians in general and the Bhavan’s family in particular. Keerthiga Nagarajan, the head girl delivered the welcome address. Master Sam Ebey Samuel proposed the vote of thanks. The emcees for the day were Master Anirudha Ramesh, the deputy head boy and Arpitha Susan Sherry, the deputy head girl.