Asian paints hands over houses

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Asian paints hands over houses
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The Kathmandu Post
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© 2016, Kantipur Digital Corp


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Reconstruction and development ( SWAY )
Nepal -- Economic development ( LCSH )
Nepal -- Repair and reconstruction ( LCSH )
पुन:निर्माण तथा विकास ( SWAY )
Donors and funding ( SWAY )
Benefactors ( LCSH )
Disaster relief -- Financial aspects ( LCSH )
दात्री निकाय र आर्थिक सहयोग ( SWAY )
NGOs and INGOs ( SWAY )
Non-governmental organizations ( LCSH )
गैर-सरकारी संस्था तथा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय गैर-सरकारी संस्थाहरु ( SWAY )
Newspaper report ( SWAY )
Temporal Coverage:
20150425 - 20160425
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Nepal
28 x 84


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Published in: The Kathmandu Post (© 2016, Kathmandu Post) --
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एशिया -- नेपाल
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Asie -- Népal

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SOAS University of London
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The Kathmandu Post:: Asian Paints hands over houses

Terming the day as "Day for Solidarity", the company granted the facilities to mark a day of new
beginning for those who lost their houses to the quake in the VDC.

The bamboo and mud houses were built with local participation while the funds, materials and
technical education were imparted through collective effort
of Asian Paints group and

SEEDS, an INGO who has been working in Nepal for post-quake relief support.

The locals organised a ceremony, on Sunday, in the village to welcome the group of contributors

who provided them shelters.

The locals lived in poorly-managed makeshift tents for months post-quake before Asian Paints
Nepal stepped up the relief effort. "We were living in tents with no proper facilities but now we
have fine structures, road, solar lights and toilets to protect us," Jiwan Rai, a local youth said.
"The houses were ready in a month and we started living there post-October."
"Asian paints group has healed wounds of these villagers by minimising their woes and providing
them rooftops along with water and health facilities," VDC Chief Khem Bahadur Khatri said, "The
locals will never forget the support from Asian Paints Group and SEEDS.

Meenakshi Raghubanshi, representative of Seeds India, a volunteer organisation which imparted
technical knowledge to the villagers said, "Our work here was not focused only on reconstruction.
Not only the earthquake resistant houses we also handed over technical capabilities to the

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Laxmi Gopal Shrestha Chairman of Asian Paints Nepal said:
"The Company is committed towards welfare of Nepali society and we will continue to aid and
support those in need in the future as well. Apart from the emergency relief on field, We have
also donated Rsi9,ooo,oo in Prime minister relief fund as a part of our corporate social

Apart from the house grant, the Company had initially reached out to victims of earthquake
through an emergency relief effort in Lalitpur and Makwanpur Districts.
"The Gorkha Earthquake of Baisakh 12, 2072 was a tragic moment for Nepal which left many
citizens without a roof above their head and without families to lean upon. Asian Paints Nepal
has tried to extend helping hands to victims in form of financial and in-kind support," the
company said in a statement.

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