All people in Nepal and around the world will remember for the terrible earthquake that hit this country. It’s a day that changed the course of the Nepalese people´s lives on April 25, 2015 is a date that.
World Vision held a candlelight vigil called "Light for Nepal” to honor the memory of the lives that were lost and to remember the millions of people who are still struggling by this disaster.
More than 300 people gathered at Bhrikuti Mandap where Kutumba, a famous Nepalese folk instrumental ensemble, performed traditional Nepalese music as a start at the Candle light event.
Speaking at the occasion, Liz Satow, the National Director for World Vision International Nepal said “Everybody that is present here is aware of the numbers and the statistics, so it is not necessary for me to remind you. But what I do want to highlight is that, as we know, these people are so much more than a statistic. We need to remember their names, their faces, their spirits and to show solidarity with their families and loved ones who are here amongst us this evening. Each of these people´s lives mattered, and they will never be replaced.”
It’s been a month now since the earthquake and Nepal´s wounds are still very much open. They´re visible as we walk through Kathmandu and through the different valleys in Nepal, and it will take us some time to heal. As we look to the future, let´s not forget to comfort one another through each step of this recovery”.
After the performance by Kutumba, Liz highlighted on the objectives of the event with following messages.
“Tonight we will light a candle for Nepal, in memory of those who are not amongst us anymore.
According to a press release issued by World Vision International Nepal, as a part of the relief response World Vision is currently working in the districts of Gorkha, Lamjung, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk and Sindhuli. The organisation plans to target an initial 100,000 people and has already reached more than 48,000 people distributing food, non-food items, water and sanitation hygiene, health and protection as a first phase of response. Relief operations will expand for the next six months to a year with a rehabilitation plan to help the affected population in Nepal.