Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said the trend of running for personal benefits rather than serving the people in the moments of crisis was a crime and it should be discouraged.
He said so during his meeting with representatives from various organizations reached at the Prime Minister’s official residence this morning to contribute to the Prime Minister Natural Disaster Fund for the aid of the survivors of the recent devastating earthquake in the country.
The Office of the Auditor General has provided Rs 2,119,000 to the Fund, according to Fund Director Ganesh Prasad Poudel. The assistance amount was donated by the office staffs.
Meanwhile, the Apex College Kathmandu has assisted Rs one million to the Fund. College Chairperson and Minister for Information and Communications Minendra Rijal handed a cheque of this amount to the Prime Minister. Upon receiving the check, PM Koirala said it was the responsibility of all to help victims when the country was devastated by the natural disaster.
Some people are reportedly eying on snatching relief assistance received from generous people at home and abroad for the survivors and the government should be vigilant on the potentiality of misuse of relief fund, he said.
Likewise, Nepal Tourism Board has contributed Rs 50 million to the Fund. Board Chairperson and Tourism and Civil Aviation Secretary Sureshman Pradhan was at the PM residence with a check of monetary aid this morning. On the occasion, he informed the PM that the Board has established a fund with Rs 100 million seed money for carrying out reconstruction and renovations of the damaged historic, religious and cultural heritages.
Similarly, Rs 3.62 million has been deposited to the Fund on behalf of the National Academy of Medical Science and Bir Hospital. Academy Vice Chancellor Dr Ganesh Gurung handed a cheque of the assistance amount to the PM.
The Machhapuchchhre Bank Ltd has contributed Rs 2.6 million to the Fund while Rs 1.25 million was provided by the GTL Telecom.
Nepal Pediatric Society has contributed Rs 1.2 million to the Fund. Society General Secretary Dr KP Bista and co- treasure Dr Minraj Pathak were at the PM residence with the assistance amount.
Budhanilkantha School, Kathmandu, and Gongabu Housing have provided Rs 700,000 and Rs one million to the Fund, respectively. The Brhama Kumari Rajyong Kendra (Om Shanti Pariwar) had handed a check of Rs 333.313 to the PM. On the occasion, it was uniformed that center’s head office Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India has already sent relief goods worth Rs 10 million which were distributed to the survivors in Nuwakot, Dhading and Sindhupalckok.
On the occasion the PM assured of strong action if anyone was found misusing the fund meant for the victims of disasters. RSS