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The government, bereft of any plan, should allow others to spend money.

 

 

Nepal was struck by a major earthquake on April 25, killing thousands and destroying almost all infrastructures of affected areas. This was followed by a 7.3 aftershock. All in all, this is the biggest natural calamity in Nepal in last 82 years, after the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake

 

In the aftermath of the quake, there is a need to follow the people, not just the flattened buildings

 

Ever the Great Earthquake on April 25, followed by a series of aftershocks, Twitter has been flooded with a flurry of tweets under hashtags like #NepalEarthquake and #NepalQuake. Thousands have tweeted about the earthquake, with or without these hashtags. According to Topsy.com, a US-based social search and analytical company, 116K tweets under #NepalEarthquake and 54K tweets under #NepalQuake have been posted in the last seven days alone.

 

The unmanaged relief delivery in the aftermath of the Great Earthquake has exposed faults of both national and international aid organizations.These organizations have largely focused on short-term measures and victims' real needs have been ignored.

 

The two spots are less than a hundred metres apart, under the cover of pine trees. 

 

It's nearly three weeks since an earthquake measuring 7.6 in the Richter scale (the second most powerful in the living memory of senior citizens) struck Nepal, causing widespread loss of human lives, properties and livestock. When the country was slowly coming back to its senses a second earthquake—slightly lesser in strength—came, reminding people of the need to remain ever vigilant. The first earthquake struck at our pride: the World Heritage Sites which had stood as the centerpiece of craftsmanship of our great artists were reduced to rubble.

 

Life devastated by April 25 great earthquake was crawling back to normalcy when, all of a sudden, another powerful earthquake (aftershock?) jolted the nation on May 12, on the 18th day after the first quake. It has terrorized people. However, unity among Nepalis has provided healing touch to the affected people.

 
Nepal government’s efforts will be more cost effective and accountable than the interventions of I/NGOs and the UN. The powerful aftershock on Tuesday has unsettled even the most hardy, swinging people between hope and despair
 

When it comes to showing patriotism, reverencefor the roots,pride of customs and traditions, and, overall, sheer love of the country, Nepalisare second to none, regardless of their regional and ethnic origins; personal circumstances of richness and poverty; or whether they are in the country or have left for other destinations.Thesesorts of sentimentscame pouring in, in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that struck the country on April 25, causing incalculable damage and massive disruptions.

 


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