A family in Biratnagar donated a piece of land to build a shelter home where the persons rescued from streets would be housed.
Khadka family of Biratnagar-5 donated 6 kathha of land worth around Rs 40 million to Mahav Sewa Ashram in Biratnagar. The land was donated honouring the will of late Dambar Bahadur Khadka who had pledged to donate a piece of his land to serve mankind.
Biratnagar Metropolitan City Mayor Bhim Parajuli took the lead to take forward the generous in-kind contribution from the Khadka family. Dambar Satsang Sadguru Kabir Sewa Ashram's President Sushila Bhattarai handed over the land ownership certificate to Manav Sewa Ashram's Central President Ramji Adhikari.
The incumbent government has been launching a campaign to rescue street children and homeless adults stranded on the streets and rehabilitate them to various shelters run by Manav Sewa Ashram, a philanthropic NGO.
Mayor Parajuli commended the charitable work of the donor family. He urged one and all not to send elderly parents to streets or elderly shelters. He shared that the Metropolitan had been paying the rent for the 3 buildings rented by the Manav Sewa Ashram in Biratnagar where a total of 246 homeless people are housed.
Parajuli, on behalf of Biratnagar Metropolitan City, pledged to support building construction bid for the Manav Sewa Ashram on the newly-donated land.
On the occasion, Manav Sewa Ashram Central President Adhikari extended his gratitude to the Khadka family for donating the land plot.
Jamuna Khadka, daughter-in-law of late Khadka, Gurans Library Chairperson Deepak Khadka among others expressed their happiness to be able to donate the land to manage the homeless people.
Source: National News Agency Nepal